To the editor:
In 1987, I opened Mariner High School, as its first principal. From 20022010, I served as Assistant Superintendent in Lee County as Chief of Operations.
I have known both of the candidates for District 1 for over 20 years. I can assure you that the two candidates are as different as day and night.
One of these candidates:
*has been actively involved and visible throughout the district before and after holding public office.
*has always been trustworthy and true to her word.
*will be straightforward, delivering the same message, and honest in dealing with each individual.
*is a strong advocate and champion of education.
*will support her own decisions, both in front of and behind the camera.
*will investigate and seek out input prior to voting on district issues.
This candidate is Marilyn Stout.
Many of you throughout the educational and business community have worked with me at one time or another. Large populations of you were under my tutelage while I was Principal. This is an important election for the community. Please get out and vote. And, if you will, vote for my candidate, Marilyn Stout.
Michael P. McNerney
"Mr. Mac", Retired Educator