Letter to the editor: Slate offers steady leadership

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As a U.S. Army Veteran, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation of Americans to be successful, independent citizens. I also know firsthand about the importance of strong, stable leadership that can focus on the mission: Providing an exceptional education for every student in Douglas County. That's why I'll be voting for Randy Mills, Debora Scheffel, Ryan Abresch and Grant Nelson - the Elevate Douglas County slate - in the school board election this November.

Our nation has many pressing problems that the next generation will have to tackle, and it is our job as neighbors, parents and friends to get them ready to tackle them. It has been a breath of fresh air to hear Mills, Scheffel, Abresch and Nelson focusing on rising above conflict and drama in the district. These candidates are former educators, community leaders and public-school parents of all stripes. They have consistently shown that they have the poise and dignity to maintain their composure and focus even as their opposition ramps up negativity. That is what steady leadership looks like, and it's exactly what we need.

The Elevate candidates have spoken in support of enhancing parental choice, expanding vocational education opportunities and working to ensure students finish school with the skills they need to build their own futures and become productive members of our nation. I'll be proud to cast my vote for them.

Nicholas Inman

Sedalia

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