My endorsement of Erin Jones has given me the opportunity to see the Bias of the Thurston County Democrats. I witnessed their negative and untruthful comments about Erin Jones on Sept. 28, 2016, at the TCD Headquarter’s Building. Members present voted 42 against to 63 for, to give Erin Jones Community Service. There was an objection, because she did not receive a 2/3 vote out of 105 people in the room, she was denied services.
What is Community Services: If you are a Democrat and a candidate in the state-wide upcoming election, it would allow you to receive a small space, with a desk and shelves to store your campaign materials. Erin Jones is a registered Democrat. The position of superintendent is the only nonpartisan statewide position, she needs votes from all parties, be they Democrat, Republican, Independents.
Erin know the struggle of race and poverty and limited access to resources. Against difficult odds she still chose the work of education because she believes it has the potential to level the playing field and give access to all. She has dedicated over 20 years of her life to K-12 Public Schools. As a teacher, district administrator, and assistant superintendent (three of those years she served on Randy Dorn’s cabinet)
Erin was a critical player at OSPI in creating the language we now use regarding “opportunity gap’ (as opposed to achievement gap) I believe Education is the Civil Rights issue of this generation, experience and skills gets my vote.