Fisher announces TPS re-election campaignWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlene Fisher will host a fundraiser/volunteer party from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. April 14 at the Distillery, 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd., to kickoff her re-election campaign, Working for the Community.
In a news release statement, the campaign said:
“Four years ago, Fisher pledged to serve a full term on the Board of Education and work to involve the community, restore and improve financial accountability, and to improve academic performance. When the voters of Toledo placed their trust in her, she took that responsibility seriously. Fisher believes in first working collaboratively, but many times she said she has had to stand alone on issues. ‘At times I was unable to fight the bureaucracy and the political games that have become too commonplace in our education system. The moments of frustration I view as learning experiences, the moments of success are proof that our voices can be heard,’ she stated.
“One of the main questions everyone asked as Fisher was considering running for re-election was, ‘Who would speak for the parents and the children in our community if you don’t run?’ That question made her pause, as it is easy for some to focus on a campaign as some win/lose scenario especially when it comes to accomplishments. Fisher said, “A School Board member cannot create change alone, but after working with our community for almost four years, I was left with the pressing thought that our goals are not a lost cause.
“Fisher maintains that where the Board has made progress, they can make more. Where they have had setbacks, it is still necessary to forge ahead. ‘The only way our community and our desire for our children to have the type of education they deserve will happen, is if we don’t give up,’ Fisher said. She credits the community for her success and is ready to continue, with their help, to work just as hard as she has the past four years to represent every community member on the Toledo Public School Board.”