Who do you support for the new Collie...

Who do you support for the new Collierville school board election?

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Collierville, TN

#1 Oct 27, 2012
Who are you voting for school board and why?
ColliervilleCiti zen

Collierville, TN

#2 Oct 27, 2012
Why didn't Collierville set up the election like Lakeland - top 5 candidates with the most votes? Collierville's system is arbitrary. Whoever signed up for that position is who they run against. There are five people running for position 2 and only 2-3 people running for all the other positions. Makes no sense.

Collierville, TN

#3 Oct 27, 2012
There are so many people running.

Collierville, TN

#4 Oct 27, 2012
Vivian Jones didn't show up to the debate. Is she still running?
concerned parent

United States

#5 Oct 27, 2012
Im voting for Patel and Kelsey for sure. as for the rest I'm undecided.

Collierville, TN

#6 Oct 27, 2012
Why Patel & Kelsey? Looks like Patel is position 2 & Kelsey is position 3 - is that right?
concerned parent

Collierville, TN

#7 Oct 27, 2012
Yep, Asit Patel is running for position 2 and Carr Kelsey is running for position 3. Both of them worked on the YES for Collierville Schools campaign this past summer (to create the new Collierville Municipal School District).

None of the other candidates did. Both Patel and Kelsey bring diverse experience to help the Collierville School Board make informed, real-world decisions for our kids' futures. See their websites for more info: www.electpatel.com and www.carrkelsey.com
concerned parent

Collierville, TN

#8 Oct 27, 2012
Forgot to mention the other key thing - Patel and Kelsey both have kids currently in Collierville public school system so they will definitely care about the quality of education for the kids.
Some other candidates don't have kids in the schools so I don't even understand why they are running unless it's for personal gain - the pay is only about $3,000/year for school board, but some of the no kids in school candidates might be looking to win/influence spending for their pocket ($$$,$$$).
Soccer mom

Collierville, TN

#9 Oct 27, 2012
okay, thanks for the info
Soccer mom

Collierville, TN

#10 Oct 27, 2012
Any other advice for the Collierville election??

Collierville, TN

#11 Oct 27, 2012
Position 1 - Auston Wortman (he has a kid currently in the Collierville school system and two who will be soon, plus he has a legal background).

Position 5 - Curt Fields (he is a retired principal, a university professor and even has experience on the police force so he understands education and security).

Collierville, TN

#12 Oct 28, 2012
I agree with Patel for Position 2 - we need someone who understands global education and competition, plus he has an engineering background and an MBA and has kids who currently go to Collierville schools.

Kelsey would be good for Position 3 - would be nice to have someone with a medical background on the school board to help provide more real-world experience and decisions, plus he's a small business owner (veterinarian) and has kids who are in the Collierville schools.

So that's my dream team school board. Glad to see such great candidates to elect.
Global View

United States

#13 Oct 28, 2012
Elect Asit Patel for Collierville School Board, position 2 on your ballot. Get out & vote! This is a big election for Collierville.

Here is Asit Patel's website:
Soccer mom

Collierville, TN

#14 Oct 29, 2012
Thanks all! I voted today! For anyone who is still waiting to vote, early voting ends this Thursday. The poll hours are 10am-7pm through Thursday.

Here is the early voting location for Collierville, TN:

Collierville Church of Christ
575 West Shelton Road
Collierville, TN 38017


The hours for election day (November 6) are 7am-7pm at a bunch of locations in Collierville:

Voter Bob

Memphis, TN

#15 Oct 31, 2012
Thanks for the links.

Collierville, TN

#16 Nov 5, 2012
Thanks for the voting location links.

Collierville, TN

#17 Nov 5, 2012
Here's the Shelby County link where you can type in your street address to figure out which voting location you are assigned to in Collierville.

concerned parent

Memphis, TN

#18 Nov 5, 2012
I'm voting for Ben Dover!
Ellen Anders

Collierville, TN

#19 Nov 3, 2013
Does anyone know their views on Common Core?

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