Erica S. Lee, a regional quality coordinator for a public health program, filed for Harris County Department of Education Trustee, Position 6, today at the Harris County Democratic Party HQ. Offering a healthy dose of political, education and public policy experiences, Lee wants to serve those not served adequately by the education system.
In a speech to supporters at her campaign kick-off held this weekend, Lee stated:
My vision for a quality education was created after witnessing countless students being denied access to educational opportunity and achievement. Our system does not serve all students in a quality way and for this reason I seek to become a Trustee. I am seeking a position on the Board because I have witnessed firsthand how much our children achieve when given a quality education.
Taking a shot at what has become business as usual, she added:
Despite what the special interests or pundits might say, we can bring quality to our education systems in Harris County. We must be willing to put our resources where they are most needed and support efforts that are of proven quality.
Lee is also advocating to bring quality STEM programs to Harris County in order to expand what is currently offered.
Lee is vying for the position currently held by a Republican. If she doesn’t draw a primary opponent, Lee has a very good chance of winning and finally bringing true representation to the people of Precinct 1, which this position is supposed to serve.
DosCentavos wishes Erica “Victory in 2012!”
Precinct 1 incumbent Roy Morales (the republican) said six years was enough for him. “My time’s done with that position,” he said. A candidate for mayor of Houston in 2009, Morales said he wouldn’t rule out running for office in the future but had no immediate plans.