Personal: Age 45 … Born in Chicago. Raised in Chicago and Arlington, Va. … retired Air Force meteorologist … North Side resident … school volunteer … Boy Scouts, unit commissioner … certified Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hunter education instructor … Married, four children.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in earth sciences and master’s degree in instructional communication, Eastern Washington University.
Finances: Agreed to raise and spend no more than $2,000 and accept no more than $200 from any one source.
Issues: Special-education students in regular classrooms: More special-ed training is needed for regular classroom teachers. “I don’t think mainstreaming is for everybody.”
Safe schools: Parents in each school should set standards of dress and conduct. Supports new Truancy Center.
Computers-in-schools tax: Opposes a new tax until at least half the teachers are trained to use new technology.
His guiding lights: Believes parents’ rights are being eroded by the school district.
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