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elected officials

Leslie Harris

Leslie harris

President, Seattle School Board*

“I am ever so pleased to endorse Eric for School Board - he has the right combination of curiosity, analytic reasoning, parental experience, teamwork and vision to be a great member of the team on behalf of our 52,000 students - we have mountains to climb and he’ll provide good pathfinding and course correction, if needed.”

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Sharon Peaslee

Former President, Seattle School Board*

“I endorse Eric for Seattle School Board because he is a parent of Seattle students who has proven his dedication and commitment to our schools. He has volunteered in the classroom, advocated for community involvement in critical decisions, and pushed for the funding we need to provide high quality education for all students. He has what it takes to be a motivated and effective School Board Director”

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Betty PAtu

Director, Seattle School Board*

“I believe Eric shares my values and will fight for equity in Seattle Schools. I wholeheartedly endorse him as the next School Board Director in District 1."

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Eden Mack

Director, Seattle School Board*

Co-Founder, Washington’s Paramount Duty

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Rick Burke

Director, Seattle School Board*

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Larry gossett

King County Councilmember

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Representative Gael Tarleton

Washington’s 36th District

“I am proud to endorse Eric Blumhagen for Seattle School Board. For over a decade, Eric has devoted himself to ensuring SPS students and families have a voice in the decision making process, and I am so excited he has decided to take his advocacy to the school board. Eric brings a wealth of experience and progressive ideas to the table, including support for the Skills Centers and hands-on classes that will support all Seattle students. Please join me in supporting Eric Blumhagen for Seattle School Board.”

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Kay Smith-Blum

Former President, Seattle School Board*

“Eric is a well-informed community builder who will make thoughtful decisions on behalf of students and families based on his many years of activism in SPS. He is also a forward thinker and understands accountability. I wholeheartedly endorse his run for School Board”

Sue Peters

Former President, Seattle School Board*

“Eric is thoughtful, diplomatic, smart and conscientious. I’m confident he will ensure that the District's many diverse communities are heard and served by the Board."

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Scott pinkham

Director, Seattle School Board*

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Ryan Calkins

Commissioner, Port of Seattle*

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community leaders

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Sarah Sense-Wilson

Chair, Urban Indian Education Alliance*

“I stand in support of Eric Blumhagen because he stands up for Native students and Native programs.”

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Lem Howell

Seattle civil rights lawyer


Ethan Bradford

Ezra Bradford

Kelly Bradford

Dianne Casper
Seattle Public Schools parent

Charles Costanzo

Kenny Down

Dave Gering
Manufacturing Industrial Council

Jennifer Gray
former chair of Nathan Hale High School PTA* and Nathan Hale Community Organization*

Carolyn Hostetler
Seattle Public School parent and staff

Wendy van Koevering
Seattle Public Schools parent

Larry Matsuda
Former Principal of Olympic Hills Elementary, New Options Middle school, and Coho/Noms K-8 (now Salmon Bay K-8)*

Chris Philips

Anthony Salazar
Seattle Public Schools parent

Dr. Ilene Schwartz
Professor, UW College of Education*

Dr. Carol Simmons

Dr. Jim Simmons

Mary Smith
School Secretary at Ingraham High School*

Dave Westberg
retired, 40-year SPS employee*

Melissa Westbrook
Editor/moderator at Seattle Schools Community Forum blog

*For identification purposes only

Kathleen Smith,
parent and education champion

“Eric has been very involved in Seattle Public Schools for 12 years. He has been involved at both school and district levels. Eric was our PTA’s legislative liaison and I found him to be very knowledgeable. I am confident that Eric has a very good understanding about the issues and challenges that face our district and education system. I can personally vouch for Eric’s character. He is honest, analytical, and works well with others.”

Peter Philips

“Eric appreciates the importance of basic vocational training to our secondary school curricula. Vocational training serves to ensure students with a propensity to work with their hands are exposed to those opportunities, and it helps all students better understand the physical world, and the diversity and value of skills sets needed to ensure a healthy civic and economic society.”

Margaret Certain,
Former President,
Friends of Ingraham High School

Having worked closely with Eric on the Friends of Ingraham Board, I can attest to his passion for Seattle Public Schools, his ability to work with people of varying backgrounds, and his detailed knowledge of the current issues facing our district.”

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