VOTER REACTION: Voters at Activity and Recreation Center share thoughts

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 4:08 p.m. CDT; updated 4:54 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 7, 2009

“I voted for Michelle Pruitt and Dan Holt for school board and Jason Thornhill for Second Ward. I know both Michelle and Dan. Michelle has been an advocate for changes in the math curriculum, and she is really interested in student achievement. I have three kids in public schools' curriculum, and some of the math is not what I hoped they would learn.”

— Scott Fritz, 43, mechanical engineer

“I know I have two votes: me and my husband.”

— Christine King, 43, Columbia School Board candidate

“I’m comfortable with the campaign that I ran.”

— Jason Thornhill, 38, Second Ward City Council candidate

“I think teachers' salaries (are an important issue). We need to reward our teachers. I think (school board candidates) need to have an understanding of how civic duty works, have good organizational skills and be a good listener. I was impressed with Michelle Pruitt and Sam Phillips.”

— Dan Smith, 55, exercise physiologist

“I’m an old-timer and like the old math that I learned. I took a lot of math in college. I tried once to help my grandson (with his homework), and I couldn’t even grasp what they were trying to do.”

— Russell Geen, 77, retired professor

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