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School Teacher Curtis Debord Announces Candidacy for School Board

School teacher Curtis Debord, who also has experience as a school administrator, has announced his candidacy for the school board. Debord has worked in the district for 26 years, 10 of which have been as a school administrator.

SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- School teacher Curtis Debord has announced his candidacy for School Board. Debord, who has been serving in the school district for a number of years in a variety of positions, believes that his varied experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the school board.

Debord has several children attending schools in the district, and has served as both a classroom teacher and an administrator during his time working for the district. While there are currently members of the board who can boast experience in one of these areas, Curtis Debord is the only one who has firsthand experience in every position.

"I think it is important to understand the perspective that parents in the district have, and to also understand how teachers and their supervisors perceive school issues," said Debord. "I have been able to experience these things from every perspective, and I truly believe that my experience sets me apart from my opponents."

To date, the race has been filled with contention from the many candidates running for the vacant school board seat. Debord believes that this is unnecessary and has patently refused to participate in any negative campaigning.

"I will happily discuss how my experiences differ from my opponents," said Mr. Debord. "I will not, however, discuss any of their flaws, real or perceived. The public should be allowed to choose the best candidate based on the merit of their experience, not on who is best at slandering their opponents."

Supporters of Curtis Debord have appreciated his willingness to run a clean campaign. His brochures focus solely on his experience as a teacher, an administrator and a parent. In his 26 years in the district, 10 have been as an administrator and 16 have been as a teacher, though not consecutively.

"I enjoyed my time as an administrator, but I missed teaching in the classroom too much," said Debord of his move back the classroom after his decade as an administrator. "Back then, it was time for a change. I believe the time is right for me to make another change, this time out of the classroom and onto the school board."

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