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City Club of Eugene: Meet the Candidates! Bethel and Eugene 4J School Boards

Recorded on: April 14, 2017

Air Date: April 17, 2017

City Club of Eugene's Friday’s Forum program series presents Meet the Candidates! Bethel and Eugene 4J School Boards. This is an opportunity to meet those who be making important education decisions for the Bethel and 4J Schools Districts.  Each candidate speaks about their values and beliefs for children’s education as they seek 4 year positions on the Bethel and 4J School Boards.  The priorities of school board members are a key factor in determining how the districts cope with funding limitations, diversity, school facilities, hiring and many other issues that directly determine how prepared Eugene’s future generations will be. This is an opportunity for City Club members and others, via a member, to ask candidates directly where they stand on the current hot button topics in education.

In addition, school boards are often the starting place for state and local political careers so noting those with political talent and aspirations is helpful in determining community support for other offices in the future.

The following candidates spoke at Friday’s forum.

Bethel School District #52

Director Position 2, 4 Year Term:               Dawnja M. Johnson

Director Position 5, 4 Year Term:               Paul Jorgenson                

Director, Position 7, 4 Year Term:              Debi Farr


Eugene School District 4J

Director, Position 2, 4 Year Term:              Anne Marie Levis

                                                                           Maya Rabasa

Director, Position 3, 4 Year Term:             Mary S. Leighton

                                                                           Jerry Rosiek

                                                                          Judy Newman

Director, Position 6, 4 Year Term:           Evangelina Sundgrenz

City Club encourages community members and local office holders to attend and meet Eugene’s potential newest civic partners.