Johnson will be relentless advocate for students of Snoqualmie Valley | Letter

Although 2017 is not a presidential election year, there are still critical elections that will shape the future of our region. School board is one of those elections, and for Snoqualmie Valley School Board I support Melissa Johnson.

Melissa will make an outstanding addition to the school board. She is passionate about student success and has committed to prioritizing students’ needs. Snoqualmie Valley is at a crossroads, with many opportunities but many challenges. I believe Melissa has what it takes to lead the district in the right direction, and I am confident that she will be a relentless advocate for the students of Snoqualmie Valley.

Melissa has strong business experience, which she will use to improve student performance and provide teachers and staff with crucial support, all while keeping the district fiscally responsible. That background will be even more important with the new state education funding. I am confident that she has an excellent grasp of this new education funding model and the impact that it will have on the district.

Melissa knows the issues, and knows how to address them while creating an encouraging, supportive culture for Snoqualmie schools.

These elections are important. Make sure to turn in your ballot on or before Nov. 7. And when you do, please cast your vote for Melissa Johnson.

Paul Graves

Fall City

State House of Representatives, 5th District

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