To the editor:

I write to express my strong endorsement of Leny Wallen-Friedman for Edina School Board.

I had the privilege of serving as a community member on the Edina School Board’s Finance Committee with Leny Wallen-Friedman for many years. In that capacity, I met Leny when he was also a community member of the finance committee. We served together on the finance committee through his election to the school board. School finance is complex, requiring foresight to ensure the district’s future, fairness to provide the best opportunities for every student, and wisdom to make the most of every dollar for the district in each year. As both a community member and a board member, Leny displayed the foresight, fairness and wisdom required to maximize the resources of the Edina School District, resulting in greater achievement possibilities for each student.

During and since that time, I have observed that Leny is a leader who asks the right questions and listens to the thoughts and viewpoints of all persons. He is adept at analyzing the facts and always provides reasoned guidance in his decision making processes. Leny is not distracted from his focus on making the Edina School District excellent in all respects. He has shown that he will stay the course in all circumstances for the benefit of all Edina learners.

Please vote for Leny Wallen-Friedman for Edina School Board. Our students will thank you for the results they have experienced, and will continue to experience, as a result of his leadership.

Debra Page


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