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Klipfel right

choice for board

Dear Editor:

Tom Klipfel has been a dedicated volunteer and leader in Philomath schools for years. Among many other accomplishments, the approval and construction of our new high school building is a lasting monument to his diligence and hard work.

Another example of Tom's selfless leadership occurred during his last campaign for the school board. Stating that the passage of the Philomath schools operating levy was more important than his personal re-election, he effectively suspended his own campaign to work full time for the operating levy. The levy passed, and our schools remain the better for it.

A few years back, I submitted my name to fill the Position 3 vacancy on the school board, as did Tom. The board chose Tom to fill Position 3. Events have proven that he was the right choice then and he remains the right choice now. We are fortunate that he is willing to serve again.

John L. Barlow

Philomath

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