CCEA’s Government Relations Committee and Interview Committee are proud to share their recommended local candidates for endorsement.
Our Recommended Candidates for Board of Education:
Dr. Pat Dorsey—Dr. Dorsey has a wealth of experience in public education, identifies as a teacher and has been a strong advocate for most of her professional life.
Dr. Amanda Jozkowski—Dr. Jozkowski demonstrated a tremendous amount of experience with policy implementation and data analysis and could serve as a bridge to higher education.
Mr. Tom Scanlan—Mr. Scanlan was a longtime teacher, CCEA leader, and continues to be a pragmatic and unflappable champion for public schools.
Our Recommended Candidates for County Commissioners:
District 1: None.
District 2: Mr. Dave Reese. Mr. Reese brings a wealth of experience in local government. Additionally, education funding is one of his highest priorities.
District 3: Mr. Tom Gordon. Mr. Gordon has experience running a campaign and also demonstrated his concerns about local education issues, is willing to learn, and also defers to experts when appropriate.
District 4: None.
District 5: Mr. Ed Rothstein. Mr. Rothstein has shown that he is receptive to concerns around education and we believe that we can rely on his continued support.
Our Recommendation for State’s Attorney:
Mr. David Ellin. Mr. Ellin is an experienced prosecutor and a firm proponent of restorative practices. He has expressed a strong interest in reducing the “school to prison” pipeline as well as using his office to educate youth about the judicial system.
Our Recommendation for Delegate:
Mr. Dennis Frazier. Mr. Frazier has been a friend to public education his entire career. He taught in public schools (in addition to being a CCEA member), was a successful wrestling coach, and has repeatedly proven an ability to work across the aisle to “get things done.”