My friends and neighbors of Westerville, I am writing you today to ask for your strong support of Tracy Davidson, Rick Vilardo and Nancy Nestor-Baker for the Westerville school board.

To the Editor:

My friends and neighbors of Westerville, I am writing you today to ask for your strong support of Tracy Davidson, Rick Vilardo and Nancy Nestor-Baker for the Westerville school board. The future of our schools and community is at stake. We must not lose one seat in this election as we strive to strengthen our schools and come together as a community.

I have spent the past 14 years working as hard as I can on behalf of Westerville Schools. I need strong leaders who can join me in continuing to serve the children of this community. I want people who share my vision for Westerville Schools as a leading public school district in Ohio.

Westerville voters have a clear choice on Nov. 5. We can choose a positive course for our schools and community -- one that encourages new and leading edge curriculum and attracts the best and the brightest teachers and administrators. Or we can choose a path put forth by some extremists who want to pattern Westerville after a failing community south of Dayton. The community is Springboro and I encourage you to Google this for more information.

Like you, for the past 14 years I have fought for the positive path, and I need your help to make sure this continues in the future.

Please vote for Nancy Nestor-Baker, Tracy Davidson, and Rick Vilardo for Westerville school board and let's set a higher standard for our children ... and for Westerville.

Cindy Crowe