Thursday, July 16, 2009

Schofield for City Council

TROY – Former school board president Jason Schofield is seeking a seat on the City Council this fall.

Schofield, a Republican, hopes to represent District 6 in November and said he will use his experience working cooperatively in public service to keep Troy’s rebirth on track by focusing on quality of life issues.

Scofield was re-elected to the Enlarged City School District of Troy’s Board of Education in May after leading the body as president for the past two years.

"As a member of the Board of Education, I worked to create responsible budgets but also made tough decisions that addressed the financial realities," said Schofield. "Those experiences fighting for the school district’s taxpayers will serve the constituents of the sixth district well when I’m elected their City Councilperson."

Schofield, who is also endorsed by the Independence and Conservative parties, said that while serving as school board president he helped to structure five budgets in a row which were adopted by school district voters and had been a vocal opponent of a restructuring plan of the previous district administration which cost roughly $1 million. He also believed that plan led the district to make difficult choices and ultimately to the defeat of the most recently proposed budget.

"Schools are just one factor of what makes a great community. In the larger picture people move to an area because it’s safe, it has great schools, and the people care about their neighborhood," said Schofield. "Working with the council majority to address quality of life issues and others – like property tax relief – I believe we can move Troy forward together."

Schofield also serves as president of the Emerald Athletic Club, a member of the C.R.A.B. and Polish-American clubs, a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church and has worked as the treasurer for the city’s Flag Day Parade Committee for the past 10 years.

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Blogger Steve said...

Too funny. This guy was a Menace when he went to Troy High. He was put into the ALC program and then basically cut class everyday. He wandered around the school campus and did nothing but cause Chaos. Does he even have a diploma? Not for nothing, but this guy making school board policy is like Leona Helmsley giving social advice

July 21, 2010 at 7:43 PM 

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