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  • Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:10am

Voters should send Mike Jacobs for a second term on the Shoreline School Board in the Nov. 4 election.

Jacobs demonstrates a strong interest in the success of the district’s schools and a solid knowledge of the issues surrounding them. Though he was appointed to his current position on the school board two years ago, Jacobs’ experience with the recent improvements in the district’s budget process will be beneficial in future fiscal decisions. His work as an attorney also is an asset for the board.

His opponent Walt Hagen’s civic-minded passion may be better served on a City Council committee.

Voters should put Dan Mann in position 4 on the Shoreline School Board.

Mann’s fiscal management background as a business owner for two decades will be beneficial to the board as it emerges from past budget mistakes and into a state-funding dry spell. His willingness to ask the tough questions will bring increased critical thinking to the board. He presents a strong ability to serve on the school board.

Mann is also involved in a variety of other community groups including the Chamber of Commerce and SMA.

Voters should put Sherry Marlin in position 5 on the Shoreline School Board.

Her dedication to schools and knowledge of how things work within them will be a beneficial asset to the board, as will her efforts to consider all sides of an issue.

Marlin’s extensive background as a volunteer and active member of the PTA and District Budget Advisory Committee has given her a keen insight into the needs of teachers and students and budget process experience.

Her opponent, Jim Leigh, made a good case for the position, but Marlin stands stronger in her past efforts and future goals for the district.

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