A couple of weeks ago E-City Beat sent an email to all of the candidates running for the Great Falls Public School District school board asking for candidate profile pieces. As we have always done in the past we pledged to publish the responses unedited and without editorial comment.
However, because of a very recent ‘heads up’ we will be making a slight deviation from our scheduled publishing of the responses – we will not be publishing Russ Herring’s candidate profile, largely due to this picture, among others, Herring posted on his Facebook page.
Mr. Herring is running for the 1 year term which was vacated due to Jan Cahill’s untimely passing. Jan Cahill was without question the best school board Chair and member that we’ve had in the past 35 years. If Jan is looking down and following this election I am sure that he would not approve of Herring’s candidacy
Jan was a conservative, but he was apolitical in his public service. On the other hand, Mr. Herring appears to be a highly partisan, far left leaning crusader who thinks America is racist.
“…BLM is an easy fix, if we can actually and finally abandon our national racism in the 1800s when it was supposed to have died, or at least 1915 when blacks were allowed to vote nationally. Address BLM and the right can no longer make these false equivalencies between what happened at the capitol and BLM protests.”
That being said, and upon further examination of Herring’s public Facebook page, I am very disheartened that the Great Falls Education Association has chosen to endorse him to complete Jan’s term.
Did the GFEA vetting committee even bother to look at their endorsee’s social media content? And if they did, do they think that a picture of a grown man in his boxer shorts wearing a horror facemask and sporting an erection is an appropriate image for our school board members?
We owe it to our readers to tell them the truth. We recommend that all local voters vet the candidates themselves.
Start by looking at Mr. Herring’s Facebook page and make your own determination as to whether this man is someone you want in charge of your children’s education.