Profile: School District 70 school trustee candidate John Bennie

School District 70: John Bennie - Trustee candidate

  • Nov. 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.

School District 70 trustee candidate and incumbent John Bennie

My name is John Bennie, and I am seeking your support for school trustee for the Board of Education of School District 70 (Alberni).

I have had the privilege of serving as a trustee for SD70 for 12 years.  I am married to my wife, Karen, and between us we have four children.  I have been in the Alberni Valley since 1986, and have been a lawyer since 1983.

The challenges facing our public education system are often difficult, but the rewards – the education of our children – are priceless. I have participated in the SD70/NTC Liaison Committee for many years, and I intend to continue my focus and emphasis on aboriginal education.

I am also particularly proud of being on the board for the many years it took to secure and complete the construction of our new Alberni District Secondary School – a legacy that will serve this community for years to come.

Finally, I will do my best to continue to advocate for stable and sufficient funding of our public school system by the provincial government.

The education of our children is important to the future of our country.

Thanks for your support.

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