Donation made in lieu of campaigning

To the Editor:

As you know, I am a candidate for one of the three seats on the Troy City Schools Board of Education. I understand that many dollars can be spent campaigning; in fact, my recent research indicates that the cost of 100 yard signs, along with campaign literature of several hundred voters, would run in the neighborhood of $500. As a lifelong champion of young people, I have decided to donate that amount to The Future Begins Today in lieu of spending it on signs and brochures. To quote Ben Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” It is my intent to continue to focus on the Troy Schools’ investment in knowledge.

— Ginny Beamish