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Who's on your ballot? Meet Jennifer Quezada

In this series, we introduce you to the candidates running for election April 6 who share our democratic values. Please make your plan to VOTE in this election... by mail, early, in-person... it all counts.

Jennifer Quezada is running for the Zion District #6 School Board.

1) Why are you running for this office?

I believe that change is needed. I want the best education for all students.

2) What do you believe is the most important issue facing the organization you’d be serving, and what should be considered when addressing it?

Teacher retention. I am firm believer the best education comes from teachers that are appreciated and cared for. When teachers love where they work, their work shows it and the kids have a better learning environment.

3) Historically, voter turnout in local elections is very low. What would you say to community members to encourage them to get out to vote April 6?

This is our chance to get out and make a difference. Local elections are so important due to the fact that whom we vote for gets to make the change we need. I always say at the end of the day you get to say I voted this person in and I am proud I did or next election I will find the person best fit for the job.

4) What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or watched recently and why?

I actually just read an article about all the great work AOC did in Texas and how much money she raised. For women’s history month I wanted to read every day an article about an amazing thing a woman has done. Here's a link to the article.

5) Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am very friendly and outgoing. I am determined to be the best I can be. I can’t promise to be perfect but I do promise to always be truthful and always with an open heart.

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