Friday, May 14, 2021

Vote for Bennetts, Kearns in school board election

| April 28, 2021 1:00 AM

Here are two qualified women running for Whitefish School Board, Quincy Bennetts and Leanette Kearns that we support and ask for your vote.

Quincy Bennetts is a Montana native, raised by public school employees and a product of a Montana Public Education through graduate school. Quincy works at Montana Children's Hospital as a pediatric physical therapist where she works with a team of pediatric specialists to make crucial decisions about children's welfare and futures, everyday. She is a strong supporter of science, teachers, kids, and is passionate about having schools that provide an excellent education for students of every ability level, and from every walk of life. Quincy has lived and worked in the Whitefish area over the last 17 years, and wants to do everything possible to preserve what she's grown to love about our community.

Leanette Kearns is a daughter descended from a family of seasonal crop farmworkers. She worked hard to graduate from Stanford University with a bachelor’s in sociology. She has served on a variety of boards notably, while in Boston, at the Harvard Mediation Program and also worked in after school programming in Boston for Citizen Schools. Locally, she serves on the board for Center for Youth & Restorative Justice (CRYJ). Leanette has the background, skills and education, to understand the needs of youth, social emotional health, and advocating for at risk populations. She's sincere, well spoken, and has put in a lot of work to connect with community members, including several high school students, in order to hear and understand what's most important to them.

Please Vote for Quincy and Leanette, two strong, qualified women, who are ready to listen and work for our students, our community and our families. There are five candidates running, with two seats open. Ballots must be received by May 4 and can be mailed with a 55 cent stamp or dropped off at the Whitefish School District office at 600 2nd St. E (downstairs from the Whitefish Performing Arts Center) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Election Day, Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Joan Vetter Ehrenberg and Brenda Moen, Whitefish