Letter to the Editor: Consider My Candidacy for Gibraltar School Board

Some of you folks whom I have met since my arrival to Door County may know my story, but many of you undoubtedly do not. It is my second winter here, moving from the very much warmer (but not near as charming) state of Florida. The uprooting of my life for this move to Wisconsin was hardly my idea but rather what I like to refer to as a “co-parenting” win.  

My daughter’s mother has roots here and she found many opportunities to better her life by making this move. I left a very good job as a golf professional and a very nice home in a safe community to head north, unaware of what would be next on my journey of life. The common ground here is the child we are both raising and the future of that child. The potential education offered by Wisconsin schools, specifically the Gibraltar School District, was far and beyond any school system I had encountered in the south. Meaning, this change for my daughter was not only a good choice but a necessary change. This made the decision a fairly easy one. My fiancé and I packed up our home and hit the road right behind my daughter and her mother, focusing not on the past but solely on the future.

My daughter is now enrolled in Gibraltar Elementary where she is thriving both academically and socially. My fiancé and I are also now the proud parents of a son, born last February at DCMC, who will be a future Gibraltar Viking. Sometimes in life, necessary changes happen when you least expect it.

Each day I work at bettering myself in order to appropriately serve my community as Deputy Clerk and as a firefighter for the Town of Baileys Harbor. I work even harder at providing for my family and at being a good and supportive father to my children. I am involved and invested in this community and strive to take my level of service the next plateau.  That being said, I would love to further serve my community – and its most important investments, our children – on the Gibraltar Area School Board.

I have never served on a school board and my experience in a political office is minimal, but I am a leader. I am a father and I stand up for what I believe in, I will not be pushed around. In the past I’ve worked with children for many years both through youth golf programs and with the YMCA. I feel like it is now time for me to work for the children and the people who mold their minds and future. I am not afraid to stand out in a crowd, nor afraid to win or lose and certainly do not back down in the face of change. I am not sure exactly what the people look for when choosing a good candidate for school board but I do know that my heart is in the right place.
Please consider casting your vote for me on April 3rd for the office of “School Board Member.”
Please remember that I am a ‘write-in’ candidate and you must write my full name in on the ballot.  

The support and encouragement I have received thus far from parents, educators and other community members has been overwhelming!

Thank you all!  

Raymond M. Einhorn

Baileys Harbor, Wis.

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