As a resident of Gig Harbor for more than a decade and a proud parent of a Peninsula School District student, I enthusiastically endorse Leslie Harbaugh for the district's board of directors, District 4 position.
Harbaugh has a long and distinguished history of civic stewardship, organizing, team-building, and using strong collaboration skills to build consensus in the myriad organizations and committees in which she has been involved.
Unlike many who just talk about the issues, Harbaugh puts "rubber to the road.” She has worked tirelessly on much-needed capital improvement campaigns and has served on both Artondale Elementary and Gig Harbor High School parent-teacher organizations.
Harbaugh has taken an unwavering stance on state funding of primary education. She will continue to challenge Olympia to meet the voter-mandated obligation to fully fund education and reduce class size in Washington state.
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Legislators must prioritize funding education, and Harbaugh is the one to take them to task. In these times of ever diminishing resources and ever increasing needs, our students, families and educators need a champion.
Peninsula School District needs Leslie Harbaugh.