Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote

A reminder that Tuesday is the runoff election, not only for the hotly contested senate race between Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin, but a DeKalb County School Board position that will have just as much impact on our community. Dr. Pam Speaks is in a tight race with Pam Buncum. The letter below, which was circulated around our neighborhood, explains why Dr. Speaks gets our website's endorsement.
Dear Neighbors,

This is a simple reminder to vote on Tuesday! Not only is there an important senate race to be decided, but also a DeKalb County School Board election that is vital to our neighborhood, even if you don’t have children in the school system.

Dr. Pam Speaks is committed to the 4th/5th grade academy, making sure that it becomes one of the finest schools of its kind, which would not only benefit Dunwoody in general but all of the Vanderlyn neighborhoods south of Womack Rd. in particular. Her opponent, Pam Buncum, is non-committal on the academy. If Ms. Buncum eventually decides to vote against the academy, it would likely rezone our neighborhood to a new elementary school. And if that happens, the consequences could be devastating. It would likely put us into a school that could not ensure the same quality education as Vanderlyn, while at the same time have a negative effect on our property values.

Please make your voice heard on Tuesday by voting!


Your neighbors

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