I enthusiastically endorse Scott Bokun’s candidacy for School Committee and invite you to give him your support in the upcoming election. My husband Bill and I have known Scott since our children attended Bridge School together in the 1990s and early 2000s and became good friends when he and his wife Michele were parent directors of the Lexington Youth Theatre program of which our daughters were members. Scott demonstrated excellent organizational and management skills in the director position, and, more importantly, he was unfailingly patient and diplomatic, achieving his goals and marshaling parent volunteers through good humor and can-do spirit. He has applied those skills and more to each project I have seen him tackle. A Duke University graduate, Scott is intelligent and thoughtful on a variety of topics — not least of which are Lexington, its residents and, of course, its children — and has used those qualities as a dedicated Town Meeting member in the past several years. His enthusiasm and commitment in that position evidence his dedication to our town.
Scott is one of the friendliest and most genuine people I have ever met. In this time of rancorous political discourse, he represents civility and positive community spirit. Such attributes will serve the School Committee — and, by extension, our town — well. Lexington’s commitment to educational excellence rightly deserves kudos, but such success must be balanced with considerations of the school budget’s financial impact on residents, stressors placed on students, and ensuring that all children, regardless of skill level, reach their full potential. We need School Committee members who are mindful of these and other issues which are important to parents. Scott’s listening skills, thoughtful consideration of the issues, and ability to find solutions will be invaluable as we continue to seek the best path for our children.
Please consider voting for Scott for School Committee member.
— Bernadette Dunn Sewell, Barrymeade Drive