Endorsements

JUST IN! Virginia endorsed by THE OREGONIAN!

“La Forte distinguishes herself with her competence and organizational expertise that shows how she can take ideas, gather data, research solutions and map them out into marching orders in relatively short order. What many might find overwhelming…she regards as a prime opportunity for change. The board could well use her confident mindset that even this dysfunctional district’s problems are solvable.”

 

JUST IN! Virginia endorsed by PORTLAND TRIBUNE!

“Sometimes impatience can be a virtue. Virginia La Forte, like many school activists, first got involved because she had young kids, and was unsettled by the disparities she saw in the schools. The next thing she knew, she was on three advisory panels…is ready for the job…(she’s) become known as someone who forcefully advocates her position without alienating others…we like the energy and urgency that La Forte brings to the race and urge voters to support her bid.” Please LIKE and SHARE if you agree…and VOTE!

 

 

I have experience as a leader and member of a team.

While preparing to launch my campaign, I reached out to every sitting board member and many of the most productive PPS board members in recent memory. I asked:

  • “Do we share a common vision for the board that includes not resting until we successfully solve the funding issues that will continue to plague the district?”
  • “As a member of the board, do you believe my presence would help unite the board to make this vision a reality with the sense of urgency that we need?”
  • “Am I qualified and can a person like me be effective on your team?”

I’m extremely pleased to have the endorsements of all four board member who are not up for reelection – those I would work with – and the endorsement of the board member I would replace. They have confidence that we can effectively work together to get PPS on track with a new superintendent.

 

  • Governor Barbara Roberts

  • PPS Board Member Paul Anthony

  • PPS Board Member Julie Esparza Brown

  • PPS Board Member Pam Knowles

  • PPS Board Member Amy Kohnstamm

  • PPS Board Member Mike Rosen

  • Stephen Griffith – For Our Children’s Future, Former PPS Board Member

  • Stephen Kafoury – Attorney, served in Oregon House of Representatives and State Senate

  • Bill Scott – For Our Children’s Future, Co Chair Multnomah County SUN Service System and former PPS Board Member

  • Carol Turner – For Our Children’s Future, Former PPS Board Member and Education Advocate for the Office of Mayor Vera Katz

  • Bob Van Brocklin – For Our Children’s Future, Managing Partner, Stoel Rives

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