FAIRFIELD, CT — It’s election season in Fairfield, and Patch is right here that can assist you get to know the candidates operating for native workplace in 2021 earlier than voters head to the polls Nov. 2.
Questionnaire responses seem as submitted by candidates.
Republican Jeffrey Peterson, 51, is operating for Board of Education in Fairfield.
Occupation: Financial Journalist
Family: Married, father of three
Experience: Current member and Fairfield Board of Education
Family in authorities: No
The single greatest subject on the town is ______, and I plan to do that about it:
Thinking particularly of the tutorial system and I feel the most important problem we face is monetary — our means to proceed to function a high-quality district amid a number of price pressures. Throughout my tenure on the board I’ve centered on ensuring we function smarter and extra effectively in order that we will proceed to focus the majority of our efforts into our core academic mission.
Critical variations between me and my opponents:
The Board of Education has at all times attracted members from all kinds of backgrounds who deliver a wealth of factors of view to the desk. As lengthy as all of us function from the core precept that we should always do the most effective that we will for our city’s kids — and I feel each member of the present board matches this invoice — I feel we should always concentrate on listening to 1 one other and attempting to construct consensus.
Four years in the past, I feel I might have answered this query very in a different way. There is a really, very steep studying curve Board members should scale as a way to be actually efficient at this job, and I feel a very powerful expertise are good research habits, wonderful listening expertise, and and persistence. I’ve tried to make use of these profitably in my previous 4 years on the Board.
For practically two years now, Covid has dominated the discussions about our academic system. But throughout that point, main points have continued to require our consideration. As we go ahead into 2022 and past, I’m hopeful that the Board will be capable to tackle a few of the extra urgent challenges, and together with questions of amenities utilization and long-term planning.