Friday, September 23, 2016

Your Washington. Your Schools. Your Vote.

Candidate Forum for the 45th and 48th Legislative Districts
Wednesday, October 57:00-8:30pm, Redmond High School Performing Arts Center

Washington State Legislature
Combined, Lake Washington School District and Bellevue School District serve over 45,000 students, and that number is growing every year. This November, the State Representatives in the 45th and 48th Legislative Districts are up for election. Do you know your candidates? Do you know their goals for education in Washington? Lake Washington PTSA Council and Bellevue PTSA Council are co-sponsoring a candidate forum for our legislative districts so you can get to know our candidates better before the November elections. This is a non-partisan event to which all candidates have been invited.

45th Legislative District:
Position 1: Rep. Roger Goodman, Ramiro Valderrama
Position 2: Rep. Larry Springer
48th Legislative District:
Position 1: Rep. Joan McBride
Position 2: Rep. Patty Kuderer, Michelle Darnell
Whether you’re a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Representatives make regarding education funding and education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. You are all invited to come learn where the candidates stand on our most pressing education issues, including:
-          How the districts should face our unprecedented growth;
-          Education funding strategies at the state level;
-          The importance of teacher quality;
-          Access to special needs programs;
-          Strategies for diminishing the opportunity gaps in education;
-          The inclusion and implementation of technology and STEAM (STEM + Art and Design) activities in the classroom.
Don’t miss this important evening.
Your Vote Matters for Washington, for Our Kids, and for Our Communities!
Learn where the candidates stand and how they will advocate for our area’s 45,000 kids.
Any questions? Please contact: Melissa Stone, Director of Advocacy, Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA ( or Erika Kapur, VP of Advocacy, LWPTSA Council (

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