Get Out And Vote!

May 11, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under random thoughts

No, I’m not talking about the Presidential Race.

Girlie Girl’s school is currently holding elections for a Parent Representative on the School Community Council. There are only 2 people running for this position and I have no clue who either of them are. So how do I cast my vote?

Parent #1 is the current Parent Representative and is seeking a re-election. She’s also active on the Middle & High School Community Councils in our district and strives to make a positive impact on our children’s education.

Parent #2 is a SAHM who’s concerned about student issues. She’s never served on any community councils before but would like the opportunity to help make the school a better place for everyone.

Since these two women are very different in experience, I guess it depends on if I’m happy with the way things are or if I’m looking for a new face and fresh ideas. Well, since Girlie Girl has only been attending the school for less than a year, I don’t think I can say one way or another.

Now that I think about it, I actually have a 3rd option – I could just not vote.

Right now I’m leaning toward Parent #2. I figure that if Parent #1 doesn’t win, she’ll still be involved in the community in one way or another. And even though Parent #2 doesn’t have any experience, she has to start somewhere, right? I give her credit for even attempting to get involved.

So who would you vote for? The Incumbent or The Underdog?

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About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
Kailani

Comments

14 Responses to “Get Out And Vote!”
  1. Anne says:

    Happy Mother’s Day

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  2. Judy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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  3. Jessica says:

    happy mother’s day!

    i agree, parent #2 would get my vote. as long as they care and want change. and a foot in the door is a foot in the door.

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  4. Bethany says:

    I would vote for parent #2– give her a chance to get her voice heard :)

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  5. Keahi Pelayo says:

    Thank you for your thoughts.
    Aloha,
    Keahi

  6. Renee says:

    Well I think that I agree with how you’re feeling about this. I usually feel at a loss for some of the elections in my area. Like when it’s time to vote for the school board. Since that doesn’t affect me at all, I usually just don’t vote for any of them.

    But your argument that #1 will stick around anyway seems like a good reason to give #2 a shot.

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  7. Kila says:

    If I was happy with #1’s accomplishments, I’d vote for her. If I wasn’t happy with her, then I’d vote for #2. Don’t fix what isn’t broken!

    Kila’s last blog post..Mother’s Day…

  8. Christine says:

    Awww, give Parent #2 a chance. You’re right about #1: she will probably be involved even if she doesn’t win.

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  9. Melissa says:

    I don’t know… I think if #2 had presented some good ideas and thought for the school, I’d probably vote for her. Sometimes you need some new blood to keep things going…

  10. mp says:

    Parent #2.. Change is always good
    Parent #1 seems to have enough on her plate.

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  11. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    Hope the elections turn out great. Hope the well deserving parent wins.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Special Mother’s Day

  12. Christine says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Kailani!

    My vote would go for #2. A new change and a fresh start are always good.

    I agree, you have to give her credit for entering, shows how much she does care.

  13. Holly Schwendiman says:

    hmmmm I hate voting. LOL I love that you qualified your question Friday with “grown up” movies…tee hee…only from another parent. :)

    Hugs,
    Holly

  14. Pamela says:

    hmmm.. check their fingernails.

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