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Myra Ortiz Launches Write-in Campaign for School Committee

Write in Candidate Myra Ortiz

Write in Candidate Myra Ortiz

LAWRENCE- Today Myra Ortiz launched her campaign for Lawrence School Committee District A. Ortiz a mother of two and resident of the city for 13 years decided less than a week ago that she could not sit idly by while no one stepped up to give her and her neighbors a voice on the Lawrence School Committee.

There are no candidates for Lawrence School Committee in District “A”, the Prospect Hill Section of North Lawrence. Incumbent James Vittorioso did not take out nomination papers for reelection this year. 

“Without someone representing my neighbors or myself who do we go to when we have a problem or a concern about our child’s education?”

 Myra is a mother of two children, who have successfully grown in the LPS. Her youngest has now moved on to middle school at the distinguished Esperanza Academy. Myra holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and an Associates of Science in Business Management from Northern Essex Community College where she graduated with Honors.

 Ortiz has been an active participant in the community serving as T-Ball coach, Basketball coach, and Volunteer at the YMCA Lawrence for over 6 years. Ortiz is a leader in bridging community outreach through the Salvation Army of Lawrence. Myra created the opportunity for an additional 75 children to be adopted at Christmas through the “Angel Tree” program. Ortiz has served as a youth mentor through the “Bridging the Gap” program, which helps at risk teens gain real world experiences and divert them to a more promising way of life. Myra has remained an active advocate in the LPS as a Parent Volunteer throughout her children’s education and wants to serve as an advocate for you and your children as District A’s School Committee member.

 Ortiz who also served on the Greater Lawrence Technical School PTO helped implement an ID system to help with security on-campus and knows the importance of safety in our schools. “We saw a problem and worked with the administration to help fix it. Now when on campus you know who is supposed to be there and who isn’t and that makes our children and our teachers safer.”

 With the district in state receivership and new changes being implemented on a daily basis in our public school system, our families need a voice. A representative to bring our concerns and questions to the new administration, a representative to keep us informed. Myra Ortiz wants to be that representative for you. On September 17th please write-in Myra Ortiz for School Committee District A.

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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