Even in these tough economic times education must remain our Number 1 priority. My wife, Leslie, has been an educator in the Clinton Public School District for the past 17 years. I understand the importance of funding our schools. I voted to increase funding even in these challenging economic times.
Funding is very important, but so is local control. I will fight to make sure our local school boards and administrators are making decisions on how to best educate our children. We must Stop unfunded mandates that burden our schools.