When you cast your ballots Nov. 5, I ask that you elect Doug Prichard to the North Kitsap School Board, District 3.
I am not a parent and am not involved in school issues but, as the manager of a $4 million business myself, I know a smart businessman when I see one.
Doug is a VP of a $20 billion firm and makes his living managing budgets and carefully weighing out issues before making his decisions. He hopes to bring his experience and business acumen to a school district that is struggling with budgets, is closing schools and is dealing with students taking classes in portable classrooms.
Doug makes the hard choices at work based on research, due diligence and by asking and answering the key questions. He gets the opinions of the people who are in the middle of a situation and taps into their expertise to make informed decisions.
With Doug, the parents, teachers and staff will have an advocate that can be counted on to ensure that our students have the best education available. Two students happen to be his sons, and his wife is one of the para-educators.
If I had kids, I would be glad to have a man like Doug looking out for their education. As a taxpayer, I will glad to have Doug looking after our money.