To be a candidate in the Halifax Regional School Board Election you must be:
- A Canadian Citizen
- 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination
- Be ordinarily resident in HRM for at least 6 months prior to nomination day (before March 11, 2012)
- Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Actor Education Act of Nova Scotia
I have to choose between two people running for the board: Graham Judge and Gin Yee. I wish I knew more about them, but I'm new to this district, having moved within the city this year. I do know that Gin Yee has held the position before. But I do have access to both their websites.
I feel that Mr. Judge is awfully young and inexperienced, but he may have some great insights which will help the board reach forwards. On the otherhand, Mr. Yee has been successfully on the board for 8 years.
I'm going to be doing a lot of reading about the candidates this year and the responsibilities of the board as I think I may someday wish to run for a school board position.
Have any of you ever considered stepping out of the classroom into such a position or even doing both jobs (which seems most likely here)?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!