Saturday, Culver City Board of Education President Scott Zeidman kicked off his re-election campaign with a party at the home of Mr. Culver City, Mike Cohen. More than 100 local residents, including almost two dozen Culver City students, showed up to support Zeidman.
“It’s truly amazing, I’m thrilled beyond belief. Four years ago, when I ran the first time, my kick-off party was my wife Aileen, and sons Jason and Brandon. I think our next door neighbors came by, too.
“This year, the support has been amazing. Just today we have Mayor Mehaul O’Leary, former Mayors Andy Weissman, Alan Corlin, Sandi Levin, Steve Rose, Dave Hauptman, Board of Education members Steve Gourley and Kathy Paspalis, former School Board Presidents Dana Russell and Madeline Ehrlich, in attendance and so many more.”
Zeidman is supported by Senator Curren Price, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, all five members of the City Council, nine former Culver City mayors, three sitting (in addition to himself) Board of Education members, five former Culver City Board of Education Presidents, and more than 450 others.
During his extremely brief presentation, Zeidman counted off some of the accomplishments of the Board over the past four years:
- “Together, we have raised over $6,000,000 by passing measure EE;”
- “Together we have finally placed a cap size on middle and high school, thereby limiting the number of inter-district permits students allowed into the Culver City School District ;”
- “Together, we raised the academic requirements for those on inter-district permits;”
- “Together, we have saved counselors, classroom aides, and others who would have lost their jobs due to the budget crisis.”
Zeidman reiterated that his work was far from over, and that he wanted to finish what he has started.
Information on the Zeidman campaign can be found at http://zeidman4ccusd.com/