Larry Seaquist, former legislator for the 26th Legislative District, has announced his bid for the state Superintendent of Public Education position.
“We have an important opportunity to remodel our school system. I want to lead that change. With the new Every Student Succeeds Act, the Feds opened the door to a fresh start. With local control (mostly) restored we can now realign and fully fund our whole state system of public education,” Seaquist stated.
During his tenure as state legislator, Seaquist was chair of the House Higher Education Committee. Known for his inclusive and bipartisan leadership style, he invites the whole state to rethink our commitment to thriving as an educated society in a high tech, high skills world. Seaquist asks the public to recommit to two broad goals, to graduate more students at all levels and to decrease dropout rates to near zero. He feels that these goals can be worked toward by enacting two immediate actions, restoring trust in our teachers and drawing a bright line around ‘basic and ample’. The legislature would decide what specific “basic” costs they will pay to furnish reliably “ample” funding when state money replaces local levies. Seaquist feels parents, teachers, school boards and local taxpayers need to see a detailed and politically credible proposal.
Seaquist feels that education is the most important issue on the ballot this year.
“I will run a strong campaign to bring us together in a new consensus,” Seaquist stated. “I invite everyone to join this statewide discussion. I look forward to continuing to travel the state to talk with educations, parents, students and local community leaders.”
For more information, please visit www.larryseaquist.com.
These upcoming events will be held to inform voters about the Peninsula School District levy issue.
District Information sessions:
Jan. 12 6:30 pm Key Peninsula Middle School Library
Jan. 13 6:30 pm Henderson Bay High School
Jan. 14 6:30 pm Key Center Public Library
Jan. 20 6:30 pm Gig Harbor Boys & Girls Club
Get specifics on the levy by visiting
Citizens for Peninsula Schools would greatly appreciate donations to help with the campaign. Please visit http://standup4schools.org or mail to:
Citizens for Peninsula Schools
PO Box 2184
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Sign Waving volunteers needed:
Jan. 22 – Sign Waving at GH Target Roundabout 4 -6 pm
Jan. 23 – Sign Waving at GH Target Roundabout 10-2 pm
Phone banking volunteers needed:
Various Dates – contact information below to sign up for a date
For specific directions, locations, and other information contact Deb Krishnadasan Allin4kids@yahoo.com or 206-484-1280
Come to our October membership meeting! We meet on Thursday, October 1 at the Givens Community Center, Kitsap Room, 1026 Sidney Road, Port Orchard from 7 to 9 p.m. Meetings are preceded by a social time starting at 6:30. This month’s meeting will feature Sheriff Gary Simpson with the Kitsap County Sheriff Office. Please bring non perishable food items to be donated to SK Helpline. See you there!
Join Washington Conservation Voters and Carol Gregory in South King County by doorbelling on Saturday, August 29th. The work that our Evergreen volunteers have accomplished leading up to the primary has been inspiring: 2,458 phone conversations, 1,684 doors knocked, and 107 volunteers. But our work is not done.
This is a critical race in a swing district where every vote counts. Each conversation with a voter can make or break this race. Join the Evergreen Movement and help other WCV members retain the best political voice for the environment in the 30th LD. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand up against Big Oil in your community. For more information or to sign up for this event, please click here.
What: Doorbelling for Carol Gregory
Where: 3305 13th Pl. S, Federal Way, 98003
When: Saturday, August 29, 10:00am – 2:00pm