Quality education a right; vote yes on Everett school levies

My wife and I have enjoyed raising three wonderful children with one still being well educated in the Everett Public Schools. We are owners of a small business in the Mill Creek-Everett area, and I am an officer in the U.S. Air Force, having served five tours of duty overseas defending the freedom we all enjoy.

While overseas, I had the comfort of knowing that my wife and children would be well supported in our schools and our community. In my service to our country, I have had the honor of overseeing thousands of young adults serving who are as young as 18. As I reflect upon my service of defending our freedom, it is clear to me that one of the fundamental rights that we defend is for every single child in our country to have the right to experience quality public education, to have the opportunity to succeed in college and/or career.

For my wife and I, we are so grateful to those who voted yes on past levies giving our children, and all students in the district, this same opportunity for success. We ask you to “pay it forward” and vote yes on Feb. 8 to the educational levy and the capital technology and building improvements levy. Our students deserve our continued support!

Anthony Edwards

Snohomish

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