This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Statesman Journal

I greatly admire those who decide to take the “plunge” and run for public office, especially for the core positions that are most valuable to our communities.

School board is at the top of the list as far as I am concerned and I highly recommend and endorse: Kathy Goss in Zone 1, Jonathan Baker in Zone 3 and Jesse Lippold in Zone 5. Each brings something very unique to the board and each would be a valuable asset to our Salem and Keizer communities.

I endorse them as a state representative and as a resident and voter in Keizer.

I urge you to vote for each of these strong candidates and applaud all who choose to run in local races.

Bill Post

Keizer