As a Marine veteran and a city councilman, I’ve been very proud to serve my community.
I learned about serving others through my church but also through the wonderful teachers I had growing up. My wife and I are young parents and our son will be going to school soon. We want to ensure that he receives the best education possible.
This is why I support the continuation of the Dysart override. I want my son to start kindergarten with the best teachers possible, in the best schools around. Dysart has 51 Nationally Board Certified teachers and has a 94% high school graduation rate. This is the best in the West Valley.
Families in El Mirage rely on full-day kindergarten and the advantages of great special areas classes. We have incredible teachers who we want to keep.
Continuing the Dysart override doesn’t increase taxes and I am proud to pay our share to keep El Mirage growing in the right direction. Please join my wife and me in voting “yes” for Dysart.
Editor’s Note: Mr. Richards is an El Mirage city councilman.