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Letter to the editor

McQuiston, Miller are the best possible candidates

April 13, 2011 - Dear Editor,

In the 18 years I have lived in Lake Orion, I have never seen a school board election that has been so well represented by candidates.

I believe it shows this community is ready for a change. We are tired of the same old school board that seems not to listen to the community when it speaks. That is one of the reasons I am supporting Birgit McQuiston and Melissa Miller for Lake Orion School Board.

They have spent countless hours getting to know how our district works, not only as active parents, but concerned citizens. They have attended numerous board meetings, workshops, and open meetings held during the day when no one but the members of that particular school board committee are in attendance.

They have requested information via the Freedom of Information Act to better understand the behind the scenes workings of our district. They have had meetings with Central Office administration regarding budget, school policy, and the general workings of our school district.

I believe this in depth knowledge will give them an advantage and allow them to hit the ground running as new school board member. I encourage everyone to do your homework and get to know the candidates. Attend "Meet and Greets," attend the "League of Women Voters" forum, talk directly to the candidates and most of all get out and vote on May 3. I am confident that if you do, you will see that Birgit McQuiston and Melissa Miller are the candidates that will do the most for our district and will bring with them the knowledge, integrity and dedication it takes to represent our students and community.


Lisa Hutchison

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