Letter: Attacks on Meehan-Do unfair

To the Editor:

In the last few weeks, I’ve started to see some attacks against School Board candidate Kathleen Meehan Do in some of the local press.  Clearly the people who are leveling these attacks do not know Kathy, so I wanted to take a moment to let people know about the Kathy Do I know.

When she first moved to the area six years ago, she let it be known to new friends and neighbors that she was very interested in volunteering for educational causes in the district.  She said it was her passion.  I was already a member of the UCF Education Foundation and invited her to join us in our efforts to support the education of children in the district by raising funds to provide grants for cutting edge equipment and programs.  Today, Kathy serves as Vice President of the Education Foundation.  She has been one of the driving forces in helping us increase visibility and promote our mission throughout the district.

I know Kathy has demonstrated the same level of commitment to many other volunteer activities including AfterProm, the Hillendale PTO, and the UHS Alumni Recognition Committee.

As a Board member, Kathy will be able to draw on her professional expertise as a writer and public policy analyst on such issues as No Child Left Behind and national curriculum standards to bring the level of discourse in this campaign to a higher level.

Some people will run for office saying they support education, but their record of experience and decision-making says otherwise.  Kathy Do is the real deal.  She is not just saying she supports our kids, she demonstrates it each and every day.

I’m proud to call her my friend and I hope you will go out and vote for her and her running mate, Gregg Lindner, on Election Day.


Amy Wray Caputo
Former President, UCF Education Foundation

Pennsbury Township

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  1. Craig Huffman says:

    This letter purports to defend a candidate from an “unfair attack” without identifying any attack, unfair or otherwise, that has been made against her. Then, in contradiction to the spirit of being against negative attacks, proceeds to imply that the school board director candidates running against Ms. Do (saying “some people” is a poor way of disguising your targets) are lying when they say they are pro-education! This is a the definition of an “unfair attack.”
    I know Ms. Trigg, Mr. Murphy and Ms Jones. Each one of the them has children in our schools and is committed to educational excellence. I have never seen Frank or TImotha (currently serving as SB Directors) make a single vote that was against education, including their votes against studying school reconfiguration. Anyone who knows this district knows the countless hours Ms. Trigg has invested into its success.
    If you want to look at unfair attacks, watch the October School Board meeting. A supporter of Ms. Do states that Franks and Timotha’s anti-reconfiguration study vote was just for political purposes and that they would switch back after the election! I daresay that this is an “unfair attack.” I fully support Timotha, Frank and Sharon and I’m proud that THEY have run a positive campaign.

  2. Sandy Beach says:

    I couldn’t agree more. She is an outstanding individual, as is Gregg Lindner, her running mate. Quality people who care about our community and its students.

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