Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Morning Question of the Day

My husband and I had a conversation this morning about 
the people running for school board and city council in our city. 

I said to him that I would like to be on the school board 
someday....after I retire from teaching.  
I'm not so sure I'd want to go through the campaign process though.  
Thinking about all that public speaking and having my picture on stuff 
makes me a little sick to my stomach. 

What about you? Would you ever run for public office? 


  1. no. never. those poor people get loved on and hated on all in the same sentence it seems. i couldn't handle all the craziness!!! i'll leave it to the people who have thicker skin. :)

  2. I would not run. I have a past and I sure would not want it dug up by anyone who could use it to their advantage. I like my semi stressfree life.

  3. I often thought I would like to run for our school board. But then I started really listening to what was going on at our board meetings. Our board/district is basically run by one family. We are a small town and everyone is related and there is a big line drawn in the sand here. Just at out March meeting one board member called the police on another board member at the meeting for questioning his judgement. It is that bad here and I certainly don't want or need that in my life.

    It is sad to think that we can't make a difference in our kids lives because of one family group. Believe me people have tried and they get frozen out very quickly and never get re-elected...ever :(

  4. Nope. I would never want to hold a public office. My mom was on the city council of our town for years and it was such a huge headache for her. There were rifts in friendships that occurred because she voted her conscience and not necessarily the way her friends wanted her to on some issues.

    And the school board? With the budget situation? Yikes. It will be hard to keep anyone happy when cuts are necessary. :(

    I wouldn't want the stress.

    P.S. I think you would do a fantastic job, but if I were you, I'd find something else to stay busy in retirement! :)

    (Wow, I am such a Debbie Downer today!)