Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Absher uses different approach in ad

Sally Absher, who is against Jeffrey Clark and incumbent Lynne Fugate for the, Board of Education District 4 seat, has a pretty interesting political ad that hit mailboxes this week.

In fact, I'm not sure I've seen a local candidate take this approach. She includes a QR-code on the mailer. It's one of those fancy codes that you scan with your phone and it takes you to a video. Now, granted, I don't know if anyone will actually use the thing, but it's different.

Anyhoo, that said, the link takes you to a video from a recent BOE meeting in which Fugate, the chairwoman, declines to let a student speak for an extra minute. Heh. Rude.

The video is not necessarily new and Fugate took some well-deserved heat for it. (I mean, come on, a student actually takes the time to show up at a school board meeting - on his own and uninvited - and you don't give him an extra 60 second? Geez.)

It's not like students are exactly banging down the doors to get into these meetings.

But . . .  whatever.

I've rambled enough.

Early voting for the May 6 primary (this is a non-partisan race) wraps up tomorrow. The top two vote-getters unless someone wins it outright with 50 percent plus 1 of the vote - advance to the August General Election.

As always, send me your election stuff for publication. Here's Absher's mailer. The video appears below.

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