Go for incumbents in San Bruno raceBy Editorial staff
The San Bruno Park Elementary School District needs help. Its enrollment, which is the main driver of available revenue, is not increasing in any appreciable way. Its accompanying fiscal condition is not promising.
Deficit budgets have been the troubling norm lately. There is increasing talk of asking voters for a parcel tax at some point in the future.
These are all key reasons why the Nov. 8 election is so important. Three seats on the district's governing board are being contested.
There's a lot at stake. For that reason, we endorse Russ Hanley, William Henderson and Brian Kramer. All three are incumbents. They understand the financial stakes involved and they are on track to finding constructive ways to balance San Bruno's stressed budget.
Henderson, in the past, has found himself embroiled in public disputes with another board member, Charles Zelnik, and, on occasion, trustee Chris Kiely. But Henderson has pledged to try to avoid further airing of animosity. He has apologized for his behavior recently. We're going to hold him to that, because we believe Henderson is too valuable to lose.
The two challengers in this election are Jennifer Blanco and James Prescott. They have displayed varying strengths and weaknesses during the campaign. In our view, neither would be an improvement over any of the three incumbents.
After careful consideration, The Times supports the re-election of Hanley, Henderson and Kramer next month. They are the most qualified in this race.
Copyright ©2005 San Mateo County Times. Published 10/13/2005.