If you don't know much about the Ventura County Office of Eduction I understand. It isn't often in the news and the board members aren't the most important local elected officials involved in the operations of our schools. Because of this the campaigns for seats on this board often have low visibility.
When I first started blogging the board was debating issues not central to their mission including evolution. They were involved in a scandal involving hiring lobbyists to lobby local elected officials for earmarks. A few of the Members were also on the Ventura County Republican Central Committee. Tony Strickland was lobbying Board Members that were also Ventura County Republican Central Committee Members for a for profit group that he as involved in to run a Charter School.
Mark Lisagor ran to stop these shenanigans. We shouldn't have to pay lobbyists to lobby our own elected officials for earmarks. The VCOE shouldn't be wasting time on issues like evolution. Political activists without a strong education background aren't the best candidates.
Mark Lisagor is not a political activist. He is an accomplished dentist. Since he had been on the VCOE many issues have been improved. I am glad he is running for re-election. I will ask to interview him this summer.
Check out his website for more information.
Click on continue reading to read his recent email to supporters.