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Many thanks

August 18, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

I want to thank all of you who supported my candidacy during the primary race for the District 2 Lee County School Board seat. Without your support, I would not now be a candidate in the general election to be held in November. There is much work left to be done.

The reason I decided to run again for School Board is that there is a great deal of unfinished business which must be addressed. I believe that, with the change in the makeup of the school board and the new administration, there is a chance to accomplish some of the things that were not addressed during recent years. Our children should be provided with the best education available and we must give our citizens renewed confidence that their hard-earned tax money is being spent in the most efficient and effective manner, which does not include hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on a golden parachute or large numbers of staff attending conferences in five star hotels. To such irresponsible use of our limited funds, I say, never again. Moreover, none of our children should be riding on a bus an hour or more to get to school or waiting for buses in the dark at 5:20 a.m. The safety of our children has to be our top priority.

Again thank all of you for your support. It would be my honor to serve you as a Lee County School Board member.

Robert Chilmonik

Fort Myers



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