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Do You Agree With the Bee's Picks for Elk Grove School Board?

The Sacramento Bee announced its endorsements for school board Wednesday.

The Sacramento Bee announced its endorsements for Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education Wednesday, and picked the most established candidate in each area.

In the race for the vacant Area 1 seat, the Bee endorsed Susan Parvis, who has been endorsed by retiring Trustee Bill Lugg.

"In this open seat, Susan Parvis has demonstrated that she knows the district and has put in her time as a volunteer," the Bee's editorial board wrote.

In the Area 6 race between Jake Rambo and Steve Ly, the Bee sided with appointed incumbent Rambo.

"Both are strong candidates, but Rambo has shown in his six months of service a grasp of complex issues," the Bee wrote.

Rambo said in an email that he was honored to have the Bee's recommendation.

In the three-candidate Area 7 race, the Bee went with Trustee Al Rowlett, who was appointed in 2009 and ran unopposed in 2010.

"Rowlett is a 'gold standard' board member, with a big heart and a constant presence at school sites," the Bee's editorial board said.

Elk Grove voters, do you agree with the picks made by the Sacramento Bee's editorial board? Why or why not? Post your own picks in the comments section below.

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Carmine Salvatore Forcina October 22, 2012 at 02:41 AM
M.Legison Once again you have it wrong. Please give me a call and ask any question you have on any subject and I will be glad to speak with you. 916 203-0873 Do you have the courage?
M.Legison October 22, 2012 at 04:37 AM
I have enough courage to not work for the government for a career first, and then the unions next. I've made it on my own with my family's help ad support, not the governments or some union thug propping me up. You have no place in the political arena Mr. Forcina. Look at your comments here. I think the Bee knows more than most of us, thus the passing over for endorsement.
Dan Schmitt October 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM
M.Legison, Ah, another anti-government guy feigning the powers and glory of the Self-Made Man! The "I made it on my own with no help from the stinking government" belief is, pure and simple, FANTASY. Since the original discussion centered on an educational issue, let me ask you this, Mr. Self-Made Man: Did you attend any public schools (elementary, secondary, college/university)? If yes, you're considerably less self-made than you think you are.
Bwood October 22, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Spoken like a true narcissist. I don't think courage is the issue here as much as a complete lack of humility.
Jeff Mayo-Yurek October 26, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I am both a high school teacher and owner of my own photography business. I am a "self-made" man with help from my government!

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