Submitted by John Simpson.
In reading a recent article concerning Alyssa Anderson Pearson’s reelection bid to the Clover Park School District Board, I was reminded of Theodore Roosevelt’s quote about critics – especially those engaged in spreading misinformation – who are the “cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”
In my opinion, the credit here belongs to the woman who is actually on the school board, who is actually working for the community’s children, who actually admits that she seeks additional perspectives, and who actually spends time and energy in a worthy cause.
“Please know my heart is in it for the right reasons,” she wrote. “I mean it with every ounce of my being when I say I have no political agenda …. I will continue to do what I believe is best for our district and community as a whole.”
I believe her.
And not those engaged in misinformation.
The views expressed in this article are the writer’s own.