Monday, October 21, 2013
Dan Thoreson for West Geauga School Board
Thoreson said among the reasons he should be elected is that he represents change.
“I have been a Realtor all of my career and have promoted this community at the West Geauga School district in the trenches,” he said. “To promote strong home values and strong community you have to have a strong school district. I don’t feel that today we are headed on the right path to accomplish that goal. I have been in the business community for a long time and can bring those skills to the school board. I have served as a councilman and have had the experience with working with council members that didn’t always get along. That experience taught me how to work hard to find the right compromises that promoted the best decisions to provide the right outcome for the community.”
He added that he “would like to bring that experience to a board that appears to (have) lost the art of compromise.”
If elected Thoreson said he will always value that he serves the community.
“As such, my door will always be open to those residents that have concerns and who feel that they need to have their voices heard,” he said.
Thoreson summed up areas he would like to address as transparency, responsibility and accountability and would do so through past experience, a willingness to listen and the passion to reach the goals of the community to provide the best opportunity for the students of West Geauga Schools.
-- Jean Bonchak, News-Herald article from Oct. 21, 2013