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Citizen New Utah! - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 - Page 24 County Alpine School District ; Kofford seeks Marilyn Kofford is running for to the Alpine School District Board of Education in District 5 because she believes in children. They are our hope for future generations," say Kofford, a resident of Alpine. "We must provide the best education possible to prepare our students to be productive citizens in our homes, communities, churches, and nation." Now completing her first term as a school board member, Kofford says she will continue working to involve parents in the educational process and make them feel welcome in the schools. "Parents are vital team members. They impact their child's education and life," she says. She believes every school is a learning center where students, teachers, parents, administrators and school personnel can work together for the success of each student, and to make sure no student gets lost in the cracks. Kofford says she will continue to re-electi- Marilyn Kofford has helped her be a better board member. A resident of Alpine for nearly 19 years, she has been involved in the schools for 17 of these years, serving as a volunteer in various PTA positions before running for the board four years ago. The last two years, she has served as board president. She is the mother of six children, five of whom are living, and has 13 grandchildren. r Hunter wants to make difference James (Jim) Hunter, a candidate for the Alpine School District board of education in District 5, is running for the school board for the same reason he originally became a teacher to make a positive difference in the lives of children. The father of five and an Education SpecialistConsultant to the Army National Guard, he feels "the current board and adniinistration have some of their priorities wrong," that their "overall philosophy is wrong." He disagrees with the current format for school board meetings and with the board policy of only allowing public input at the beginning of the meeting rather than at the time of the discussion of a topic. The most pressing problem facing the school district, Hunter says, is "the district, specifically the district level officials and the school board." He believes they are focused on things other than the best education for the district Kuhni runs for second term on work for smaller class sizes in ele--. mentary and secondary schools, to make schools safe, and to manage the continued growth of the district while maintaining high standards and accountability in schools. She believes one of the most pressing issues is meeting individual needs while encouraging student achievement. "We need to help each child succeed; whether they are struggling or raching for the stars. Each child needs to feel valued so they can succeed and become a productive member of our society." Alpine district plans construction of new elementary schools in Orem, Pleasant Grove and AlpineHighland by the beginning of the new school year. Another is planned, and board members are watching other areas for future sites, she said. Kofford, owner with her husband of Lew Covenant Communications and currently an administrative advisor at the business, feels her business experience students. He opposes year round education as a solution to relieving overcrowding problems and feels that the planned four new elementary schools are not enough, that several more are needed. "We needed those four elementary schools and others, years ago. Being five years or more behind, we need immediate solutions if we are ever to catch up." The school board should establish a cap on fees, then abolish the fees, he says. "Our system of fees has the effect of providing a quality education for those that can afford it, and an inferior education to those that cannot." Regarding school finance, Hunter says his beliefs seem to conflict. "It would appear that I advocate more money for schools while opposing the fees that provides some of the money for schools. Our schools do need more money. We need to look to the state to fund quality education. When the state has budget sur-- f Arlin Kuhni is the incumbent running for the post of Utah County ClerkAuditor. He has been serving in that position since March of 1996 when Bruce Peacock retired and Kuhni was appointed to fill the post. With a background in finance, he has been a comptroller, general manager, human resource administrator, risk manager, vice president of finance, and chief financial officer of corporations. He has a degree in business management, with a con- centration in accounting. That has and will continue to help him in the position, he said. The person who holds this job must have a strong financial background," he said. "There are many funds which are in one bank account." That means the person must keep Gene Faux is running for Utah County ClerkAuditor, indicating he would bring creativity to the post. The position is divided into two areas the clerk side and the auditor's side. The auditor's position is pretty clear cut," he said. He advocates striving for continually increasing efficiency and the use of greater technology-Tis a lot of room for creativity on the clerk's side," he said. He has a p program outlined with his suggestions. Since the clerk section of the position includes issuing marriage licenses, he has suggestions related to that. "I would lobby the legislature to change the minimum nuptial age from 14 to 16 (for those with parental consent). I would explore avenues to strengthen marriage at the onset through marriage training and educa six-ste- Jim Hunter pluses and does not adequately fund schools, that tells me that we have a spending priority at the state level. Hunter has worked in and with public schools for most of his adult life. He has been a custodian, bus driver, teacher, coach, teacher association president and assistant principal in three states He feels those many hats unique ly qualify him to serve on thf board of education. them separate and well tracked, he indicated. "I am not a politician, but a businessman," he said. The position is one of administration rather than policy making, said Kuhni. The expenditures are really well controlled," he said. "We are dealing with sacred taxpayer funds." He indicated there were checks and balances in place to avert problems such as the one years ago related to Timpanogos Mental Health. Kuhni promotes efficiency in the operation of the clerk and -- auditor's office. During his tenure he helped save thousands of dollars for the taxpayers in the election diviit sion by obtaining a mailing permit for voter cards and other election mailings. "We have 185,000 registered non-prof- National Guard Armory Greenwood Elementary 251 S 200 E City Am Fork 50 E 200 S Am Fork Shelley Elementary School Senior Citizens Center 550 54 E Main Am Fork 550 N 200 W Am Fork 28 E 1300 N Am Fork AF07 Shelley Elementary School Legacy Elementary School AF High School 510 N 600 E Am Fork AF08 Forbes Elementary School 281 N 200 E Am Fork AF09 168 N 900 E Am Fork AF10 Barrett Elementary School National Guard Armory 251 S 200 E Am Fork AF1 Senior Citizens Center 54 E Main Am Fork AF High School Barrett Elementary School 510 Alpine City Maint Shop Alpine City Maint Shop 181 AF02 AF03 AF04 AF05 AF06 1 AF12 AF13 AL01 AL02 AL03 AS07 AS13 CFFF CH01 EM01 Alpine City Maint Shop AF High School Barrett Elementary School Cedar Fort Firehouse Cedar Ridge Elementary Eagle Mountain Firehouse N printing costs. That method could be used for the information on marriage training, also. He wants to establish a more fair listing for the election bal-- . lots, to list candidates alphabetically or through a lottery to establish position, rather than listing them by political party. Faux wants to see more information listed in area newspapers related to the meetings scheduled and the actions taken by county officials. "We need to increase interest in government," he said. "We should help people Am Fork 168 N 900 E Am Fork 181 E200N E200N 4 ,,A . Commission: Gov Sen Sen Rep 181 E 200 N N 600 E Alpine Am Fork 168 N 900 E Am Fork Hill Dr Highland City Bldg Highland City Bldg 5378 W 10400 N Highland HI03 Highland City Bldg 5378 W1 0400 N Highland HI04 Highland City Bldg Meadow Elementary School Lehi Elementary School 5378 W 10400 N Highland Lehi 176 S 500 W LE04 LE05 Lehi Elementary School 651 Sego Elementary School Eagle Crest Elementary 550 E 900 N LE07 LE08 LE09 LI01 LI02 LI03 PG01 PG02 PG03 PG04 PG05 PG06 PG07 2760 N N Lehi Lehi 176 S 500 W Lohi 700 E Cedar Hollow Rd Lehi Lindon Elementary School Lindon Elementary School 30 N Main Lindon 30 N Main Lindon Lindon Elementary School Manila Elementary School 30 N Main Lindon Pleasant Grove Fire Station PG Jr High School PG High School Pleasant Grove Fire Station PG High School 87 E 100 S Meadow Elementary School Lehi Jr High School 1 810 N 100 E 700 E 200 S 87 E 100 S 700 E 200 S 810 N 100 E PG10 1726N600W 700 E 200 S SR01 Meadow Elementary School 176 S 500 W Principled Vision for Our Future 810 N 100 E I Lehi Our future here in Utah County is determined by today's decisions and actions. Commissioner Gardner supports solid planning principles, and has fought to implement g and measures. He continues to work to make county government more effective, more efficient, and more responsive to the people. anti-crim- , Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant Pleasant 726 N 600 W Manila Elementary School PG High School PG09 Lehi 300 W PGJr High School PG Jr High School PG08 Lehi Center Commissioner Gardner helped cut the county portion of the property tax in half. Thanks to Commissioner Gardner, Utah County will now have the lowest certified property tax rate in the State. Commissioner Gardner knows that local issues arc best solved with local solutions. That's why he was a leading force behind our Utah County solution for fighting air pollution, and he actively opposed the EPAClinton Administration plan. We now meet federal carbon monoxide and PM 10 air quality standards, while avoiding another costly and intrusive federal program. And, as chairman of the Council on Aging, he secured funds for senior citizen's centers. Lehi 153 N 100 E Effective Tax Stewardship Effective, Proven Leadership Lehi Center Cedar Hollow Rd 700 E LE06 ' Highland Lehi Jr High School Lehi City Hall illBlpl David Gardner, Utah County Commissioner Eagle Mountain N ,: mm 4114 N 160 E HI02 LE03 m Cedar Fort Pleasant Grove 150 Church St 651 Chris Cannon lllll 5378 W1 0400 N LE02 Michael O. Leavitt Orrn Hatch Robert Bennett Alpine HI01 LE01 understand what happens. There are many issues such as pollution, crime and traffic that they will have an interest in." He suggested establishing a liaison between the county and its institutions of higher education, making available internships for BYU and UVSC Join us in supporting (Dave for tk Utah County SJv1" Alpine 510 4500 West Cedar Gene Faux Am Fork 200 W 600 E N he said. "About 50,000 of those are inactive." Kuhni organized a program to identify which voters' names could be purged from the lists, also resulting in savings. "My goal is to continue looking for better and more economical ways of running county government " he continued. voters," Why? One reason is... Address Location Arlin Kuhni tion." Faux favors establishing a county-wid- e program to increase voter interest, especially among the young. Fewer than 40 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, and Faux wants to increase those numbers. He says he could disseminate information without increasing taxes, through the use of business sponsors to help with AELINV.KUHNI UTAH COUNTY CLERKAUDITOR AF01 7 Did you know that Utah County is considered the most efficient and effective government in the State, and one of the most frugal and financially responsible Counties in the Nation? be Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 3rd, 1998, the General Election will held at the polling places listed herein. The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and continue until to vote 8:00 p.m. of the same day for voting by all persons properly registered and qualified in their respective districts. . Precinct ' CM Faux challenges for county post here Voting Place Notice Clerk-Audit- or anti-dru- e, g, anti-gan- Grove Grove Grove Grove Grove Grove Grove Grove Grove Pioneer values and proven leadership for the next century David Gardner 1111 Grove w w w.comm i sh .com : v .