Clayton Trehal admits he has little chance of becoming the first Democrat to represent Canyon County in the Legislature since 1984. But the teacher hopes his race against GOP Rep. Brent Crane gives him a platform to voice his support for overturning Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's "Students Come First" laws on Nov. 6.
Trehal teaches history, economics and government at Idaho Connects Online School, or ICON, formerly Kaplan Academy of Idaho. The charter school separated from the for-profit Kaplan Academy, Trehal says, because faculty "felt that our students would be better served if full control of my school was local, not shared with an out-of-state management company."
"I decided to run for the legislature not because I felt I had much of a chance of winning (I'm a Democrat in Nampa!), but because I knew that my run would afford me an opportunity to discuss education with large numbers of people," Trehal wrote on his campaign website this week.
To that end, Trehal will host a town hall at 6 p.m. Monday at Messenger Pizza in downtown Nampa.
Here's Trehal's press release:
Contact info: Clayton Trehal, 318-6391, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trehal for Idaho Campaign Town Hall, 6 pm, Monday, 10-1 at Messenger Pizza in downtown Nampa
Trehal for Idaho Town Hall:
Come join us at Messenger's Pizza at 6:00 pm Monday, 10-1 for the campaign's first town hall meeting to discuss the important issues this election cycle. Have you heard any of the commercials on Propositions 1,2&3 yet? If you don't already know Clayton's story, He is an educator running primarily because he is alarmed about the direction our education system is heading in. If you would like to hear more about Clayton's platform or would like to have a chance to meet a candidate for your legislature, grab a slice of pizza and join the debate. Messenger Pizza is located at 1224 1st Street in the heart of downtown Nampa and it's the best pizza in Treasure Valley! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the campaign through this website or call us at 318-6391.
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