LAFSE NEWS RELEASE
Over the weekend, the Committee on Political Education (COPE), a subgroup within the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) that focuses on pro-educator and pro-labor political endorsements, interviewed this year’s LAPS School Board Candidates before making endorsement recommendations to the executive council. Today, the LAFSE Executive Council voted to confirm COPE’s recommendations of Christine Bernstein, Melanie Colgan, and Sondra Wyman for LAPS School Board Districts 3, 4, and 5 respectively.
“This was a tough decision, and we appreciate all candidates for participating in the endorsement process,” said Taylor Pomeroy, COPE Chair.
Trey Pereyra, LAFSE Co-President said “We want to thank our Committee on Political Education (COPE) chair and members for their diligent work to choose candidates who will best represent LAFSE members’ interests. Further, we want to thank all candidates for their interest in and dedication to serving the staff, students, and families of Los Alamos Public Schools.”
“We look forward to strengthening our relationships with incumbent candidates Christine, Melanie, and Sondra, and working together to serve the needs of our membership,” said Stacy Martens, LAFSE Co-President.
“Additionally, LAFSE is proud to support the GO Bond, a ballot measure that will support district-wide brick and mortar projects without raising the current tax rate. The environment and safety of our schools is an integral part of the education that we offer our students. LAFSE is proud to partner with the district in supporting this bond in order to provide a better working and learning environment for educators and their students,” said Martens.
“We welcome all LAFSE members and their families to the COPE-sponsored LAPS School Board Candidate Meet & Greet to be held at Bathtub Brewery this Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This mix and mingle event on the patio is an opportunity for LAFSE members and their families to meet and discuss ideas with our endorsed candidates,” said Pereyra.