2015 board candidates

I am gathering together information on each of the candidates; I am using the newspaper, TV news, submitted answers to questions from the REWIND group, personal emails and personal conversations (with permission) and anything else I stumble upon. Feel free to add your own perspective.


Click on a candidate’s name to go to a page I created for them – if they have their own page, I will mention it below.

2 year term candidates


4 year term candidates


Seth Fein’s (SmilePolitely) opinion piece on who to vote for:


Nicole Lafond’s interviews

Related questionnaires:


Candidate forums (nifty facebook page)

  • PTA Council: March 11, 7:00 pm, Mellon Center (News-Gazette review, Vimeo video)
  • Candidate Breakfast (Champaign County Chamber of Commerce): March 12, 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Hilton Garden Inn ($10 for breakfast)
  • Champaign County League of Women Voters, the News-Gazette, and NAACP: March 12, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St.) (News-Gazette review)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church: March 19, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Mount Olive Church (808 East Bradley Avenue); meet & greet at 7:00 pm.
  • CFT/CESP: March 31, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (reception at 5:00 pm), IBEW 601 Hall in Champaign (3301 N Boardwalk Drive).


jwestfield aarmstrong jbrown acobbs ckloeppel klee krichards kshannon ayoung
Chamber of Commerce check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30
AFL-CIO check_30
Young Democrats check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30
CFT check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30
News-Gazette check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30
North End Breakfast Club check_30 check_30 check_30 check_30




Champaign Federation of Teachers

Chamber of Commerce

Young Democrats

Candidates weigh in on a high school location:

Here is a long email thread I was involved in with Chuck Jackson, Kerris Lee, Kathy Shannon, Kathy Richards and Pattsi Petrie. We had a number of others on the email list as well, but I am just including the meat of the discussion:


21 Responses to “2015 board candidates”

  1. charlesdschultz Says:

    I emailed Jon Rector of the REWIND group (REWIND stands for “Responsible Education With Intention and Direction”) about posting their board candidate questions and answers (of which I have several). Jon mentioned that the group will be making those public in the near future and asked that I not post what I have. Yet.

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    I have been updating candidate pages as I receive questionnaire responses and other documents; most recently, I have added material for Amy Armstrong, Kathy Richards and Kathy Shannon.

    I believe the Chamber of Commerce will soon post the responses to their questionnaire. I have also been told to expect more responses from various candidates.

  3. charlesdschultz Says:

    Spent a bit of time making a nice-looking table for endorsements (man wordpress made that a real pain in the ass). There are a still a couple more to add, which I am waiting on.

  4. Referendum discussions; candidate endorsements | Citizen4: A citizen's blog about Champaign Unit 4 Says:

    […] I have compiled endorsements for school board candidates into a table for easy cross-reference; I hope to add a couple more […]

  5. charlesdschultz Says:

    updated with CFT endorsements: Kloeppel, Richards, Shannon, Young

  6. charlesdschultz Says:

    Added the News-Gazette (Tim Mitchell) review and vimeo of the PTA Council candidate forum.

  7. charlesdschultz Says:

    Added Nicole Lafond’s interview of Azark David Cobbs to his page.

  8. charlesdschultz Says:

    Added News-Gazette endorsements; Amy Armstrong, Jamar Brown, Kerris Lee, Kathy Shannon

  9. charlesdschultz Says:

    Added endorsements from the North End Breakfast Club; Jamar, Kerris, Chris, Alissia.

  10. charlesdschultz Says:

    Nicole Lafond of the News-Gazette has wrapped up interviews of all candidates:

  11. charlesdschultz Says:

    Added the questionnaire and responses for News-Gazette:

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