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Wesclin Community Unit School Board candidate: Randy Schorfheide

Name: Randy Schorfheide

City of residence: New Baden

Age: 43

Family Status: Married, father of two

Education: Master of science in education (SIUE 2005); bachelor of science in marketing (SIUC, 1993)

Occupation: director of marketing, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland

Political party: Republican

Office Sought: Wesclin Consolidated Unit District 3 School Board

Previously held offices: two consecutive terms on the Wesclin School Board (2007, 2011)

What qualifies me for this position?

“Since 2007, I have served two consecutive terms on the Wesclin Board of Education and have enjoyed being a part of helping build our district. Wesclin has a strong reputation as an academic leader and I take pride in serving this district.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“Decreased state funding. No one is in favor of paying more fees or taxes. Options are continuing to support administration and staff in writing grant proposals, consider the most effective ways of budgeting without decreasing student learning and continue to contact elected officials to persuade them to provide more funding for schools. Support and encourage district-approved fundraising programs and events.”