I am supporting Elías Ortega in his candidacy for the District 200 OPRF school board. I have known Elías and his family since they moved to Oak Park. Anyone who has known him could not fail to observe his intelligence both in academic matters, as well as equality. As an educator, he empowers students to achieve excellence while working to break down social, economic, and racial barriers.

I believe Elías is uniquely suited to serve on the D200 board. His education, background, and deep empathy for others can help D200 achieve its goals of equity and preparing our next generation of leaders.

As a parent of two children who will be students in D200, I believe Elías will be sensitive and responsive to the needs of both students and parents. For this reason, I hope you’ll join me in casting your vote for Elías Ortega for the D200 School Board.

Sarah Jackson, Oak Park

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