On Sunday, April 19th, Beaverton Friends of Music sponsored its first BSD School Board Candidate Forum. The event was well-attended by BFoM members young and old from every corner of the city, including Oregon House District 34 Representative Ken Helm. We were very pleased that all seven candidates for the board elected to attend. During the forum, each candidate had an opportunity to address the group, give their background, and say a few words about why they are running for the BSD School Board. The atmosphere was friendly with cookies, tea and juice provided by the music shop and offered a rare opportunity to connect one-to-one around issues import to us. A BIG thank you to Russ Schmidt of Beaverton Music Services on 1st street for hosting the event.
All BSD School Board candidates run at large and all residents within the boundaries of the Beaverton School District have the opportunity to vote for one candidate in each contested School Board Zone in the upcoming May 19th election. Here is a link to the Washington Co. Voter’s Pamphlet which includes side-by-side profiles of all the candidates including those for Beaverton School Board here:
Zone 3: Melissa Potter, Eric Simpson
Zone 6: Becky Tymchuk, John Somoza, Daniel Vázquez
Zone 7: Linda Degman, Andrew Beach
(listed in alphabetical order by last name)