Wisconsin is holding elections, including for Milwaukee Board of School Directors, on Feb. 21, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Feb. 15, 2023. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Shandowlyon Hendricks Reaves is running for Milwaukee Board of School Directors District 1 and the general election is on April 4. The Feb. 21 primary election for this district was canceled. Here’s how Hendricks Reaves responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“Shandowlyon’s 20-point education policy, BILL OF RIGHTS FOR STUDENTS, is a plan to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for high post-secondary outcomes. Her priorities are: 1. Student achievement-based teaching & learning 2. Achievement & belief-based district-wide culture 3. High-quality staff, teachers & leadership aligned with the district vision 4. Operations & systems drive learning & district-wide culture Each student is guaranteed inalienable rights to a premier education; experiences that result in achievement at the student’s maximum potential; liberty to form opinions and make decisions based on truth and fact, not fantasies and fallacies.”
Click here to read the rest of Hendricks Reaves’ answers.
Missy Zombor is running for Milwaukee Board of School Directors At-large and the general election is on April 4. The Feb. 21 primary election for this district was canceled. Here’s how Zombor responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I am passionate about defending and improving public education. I want to ensure that every MPS student from K4-12 grade has the opportunity to attend a school filled with joy. Schools with outdoor spaces for kids to run and laugh. Schools where students receive individual attention in a comfortable and safe classroom. Schools that promote a curriculum that gives students the knowledge and power to question the world in a way that helps uproot the causes of racism, the climate crisis, and economic inequality.”
Click here to read the rest of Zombor’s answers.
If you’re a Milwaukee, Wisconsin candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.