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Letter: Support for Ross Jacobs

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Dear Friends and Neighbors:

I am proud to call Ross Jacobs a friend and ask for your support in his campaign for the Board of Education along with his fellow members of A Connecticut Party in their campaigns for Town Council.

I have known Ross for nearly five years having met him through a friendship initially formed by our children. As I got to know Ross better throughout the years I have found him to be one of the kindest, most selfless, and most authentic people I have ever met. He’s the kind of person that not only always offers to drive to you for playdates for the kids but also calls to ask if he can pick you up breakfast at Dunkin Donuts before you head out to play golf together. (I will not comment on his golf game). Ross is the kind of person that genuinely wants to hear your problems and then work with you to help in any way that he can.

Ross has a unique ability to work together with people from all walks of life and ignore personal differences. With a higher and higher rate of blended families, single parent households, and non-traditional families, I believe that having someone who understands the complexities of those situations and the impact they can and do have on the educational process is critical.

Ross also has the experience necessary for this position as he has already been a vocal advocate on behalf of his own child with the school system for many years.  Further, given that his wife is a teacher he has a direct window to examine issues from the inside – not just from the outside. Finally, given that he is a member of the recently re-born A Connecticut Party he is in the unique position of neither being pressured to stick with the status quo for fear of “making waves” nor being pressured to upend the status quo in the name of politics.

Eric Schoenberg
West Hartford

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