School board candidate and Central Area resident Olu Thomas has endorsed Stephan Blanford in the race to represent District Five on the Seattle School Board.
Thomas notes that Blanford has the best potential to represent the interests of District Five, and to serve all of the students and families in Seattle Public Schools.
Blanford won 79% of the votes in District Five, consisting of the Central Area, Capitol Hill and parts of Downtown, in the primary election last Tuesday. Blanford, an educational consultant with a doctorate in educational policy and leadership, and LaCrese Green, a tutor and retired social worker, advance to the citywide election on November 5.
Upon hearing of the endorsement, Blanford stated, “Olu based her campaign on the need for more equitable outcomes for our students. I share her concerns and will continue her advocacy. I thank her for her spirited race and for her endorsement.”