My endorsement of my good friend and fellow former U.S. Marine Dana Cummings for Atascadero school board can be summed up in four words: competence, experience, leadership and character.
As the father of six children ranging from 20 years to 3 months, he is no stranger to the importance of good local education.
As the founding director of the AmpSurf nonprofit organization for the last 10 years and more recently as the county’s veterans service officer, he has clearly demonstrated his capabilities to manage organizations, control budgets and work efficiently as aboard member.
Dana is well known and respected throughout the community. As to character and leadership, he served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Looking ahead, our school district will face many unprecedented challenges and “business as normal” will not be an option that will lead to effective solutions. Accordingly, our school district will be well served by having this exceptional person on the board.
This is why I am casting my vote for Dana Cummings for Atascadero Unified School District Board member. I trust you will do the same.