Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Winnie Brinks is running in the 76th District Anne Grobel is running for Precinct Delegate

Hello Friends--

I wanted to let you all know that a true education advocates are running for office!!
Winnie Brinks is running a write in campaign for the 76th district.  Winnie is dedicated to both education and to middle class values.  She has been working on these issues in the background and on the grass roots level for as long as I have known her--6 years and longer.  She is going to need a lot of support both within and outside of her district.  Please take a look at her information.  I support her with my whole heart.  I plan on being there for her on Friday morning in front of the County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Ave NW, GR, 49503.

Also, EGRPS Legislative Committee member, Anne Grobel, is running for Republican precinct delegate in her EGR precinct.  She is running against an establishment opponent and needs our support.  She is a strong education advocate and has been knee deep in education policy for the past 4 years.  I strongly support her in her race.

Let's support our Legislative Committee friends.

Don't forget the Tuesday, June 26 Candidate forum sponsored by Friends of Kent County Schools and being held at the KISD building, 2930 Knapp NE, GR, MI 49525!  See the information from Christie Ramsey below!!


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Elizabeth Lykins <>
To: Elizabeth Lykins <>
Sent: Wed, June 20, 2012 10:29:42 AM
Subject: Winnie for State Rep!!!

> All:  many of you have been following what I will just call the "Roy Saga" in the 76th House District.  Roy, a longtime Democrat and friend to many of us, switched to the Republican Party 10 minutes before the filing deadline and then had a family friend file as a "fake Democrat" to ensure the Dems would not have a real candidate. The fake Democrat withdrew his name, giving us the chance to elect a real friend. 

> That person is Winnie Brinks, a long-time friend who has fought passionately for our public schools.  I had the privilege of first meeting Winnie through our shared work on public education advocacy many years ago when she chaired the committee I worked on through our PTA.  Many others know her through her work with the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, East Grand Rapids PTA, and The Source.    Her husband is a Middle School teacher and she has 3 daughters. 

The fun kicks off tomorrow for Winnie.  Please join us at 9:00 am for the 9:30 kickoff of Winnie's campaign for the 76th House District seat.  She is a candidate we can be incredibly proud of.  If you think you can stop by to support us, please email me so I can get a rough head count.  My sincerest thanks for your support through this journey.  We have a road ahead, but I am confident Winnie will be embraced by voters as they get to know her tremendous work she has done in her work as a volunteer and in her career.    She has incredible integrity and a genuineness you will all appreciate.  Many of us are very excited to go to work for Winnie.  Come out and meet her and see why you should be too! 

Winnie's Kickoff Information: 
> In front of the County Administration Building entrance
> 9:30 a.m. On Friday June 22nd (THIS Friday)
> 300 Monroe Ave. NW
> Downtown GR (Next to the Calder)
> (kids are welcome too!!)
Michigan House of Representatives Primary Election Candidates' Forum

You are invited to attend our Michigan House of Representatives Primary Election Candidates' Forum scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 in the Grand Room of the Kent ISD Educational Service Center, 2930 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, 49525.  The forum is sponsored by the Friends of Kent County Schools, which is an education advocacy group comprised of parents, school board members and administrators interested in providing the best education possible to the nearly 100,000 public school students in Kent County.  We have asked all the candidates running for election in the House of Representatives to participate in our forum.  Candidates will be asked about their views on education issues including school funding, policy issues and restoring the integrity of the Proposal A funding mechanism for K-12 schools. Candidates will also be asked what a new funding system should include if they believe Proposal A is inadequate or outdated, and policy issues related to improving student achievement.  We look forward to seeing you on June 26, and I thank you in advance for your participation.  

 Christie Ramsey

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

State House Candidate's Forum Tuesday June 26, 7 - 9 p.m.

The forum will be held in the Grand Room in the Kent ISD Education Service Center
Tuesday, June 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public.