To the Editor:
Dear District D voters, next Tuesday you will have the opportunity to cast your vote for the ONLY bilingual candidate vying for a seat on the Board of Education. Norwalk’s demographics and population of children in our school district needs Haroldo Williams.
You should vote for Haroldo because he is the best and most qualified candidate. Furthermore, he brings a unique perspective like no other candidate running for a board position. He is fluent in English and also in Spanish, which is key in an almost 50 percent Hispanic student body. Born and raised in Panama to first-generation immigrants from Jamaica, he brings the type of diversity and linguistic talents we need on the board.
Haroldo has proven to be a working partner whether on the PTOC or through community and educational activities to positively impact our children. He is a man dedicated to higher quality education that understands the need to balance extracurricular activities to help keep youth out of trouble. Haroldo will be a dedicated member to help close the achievement gap with our under-performing children who desperately need to catch up.
I had the opportunity to go door to door with Haroldo two years ago during the campaign. District D is lucky to have Haroldo throw his hat back in the ring. As we met voters together, I was more and more impressed by his knowledge on the issues and his ability to articulate them. We have an opportunity as a District, regardless of party affiliation, to elect a genuine, talented man that simply “gets it.”
Call Haroldo, visit his website, and get to meet him so you can see what I see. He has a proven track record of bringing the type of professionalism and energy we need to help our educational system and most importantly, the next generation.
I ask my Republican, Independent, Unaffiliated and Democratic friends in District D to support the right candidate. We will not be disappointed in our representation!
Warren A. Peña
Former At-Large Councilman from District D