Loved the coverage in this article... it's worth checking out again, one day before the polls open.,,

http://davidsonnews.net/election/2013/10/03/mast-challenges-school-board-incument-lennon-at-forum/
 
My opponent seems to be confused... yesterday, she re-posted some of her endorsements.  I don't understand why she's so proud of some of them.  For example, House Speaker Thom Tillis, Senator Jeff Tarte and District 92 House Representative Charles Jeter are all on the record as showing their support for my opponent.

But as every TEACHER in CMS knows, these three men are part of the NC State Legislature that did NOT give out a raise for teachers this year (AGAIN), took away teacher tenure and removed the provision for additional pay for masters' degrees.

Why on earth would the current CMS BOE District One representative be aligning herself with this group of people?  These are the same people she's been bragging about the entire election season, as to having a "collaborative" relationship with.  I respectfully offer that her "relationship" with these folks has been nothing short of disastrous for the most important employees in our entire system... our teachers.

Our teachers deserve better "collaborative relationships" than this.  Vote MAST for CMS!
 
I am honored to have the support of Kaye McGarry, former CMS School Board At-Large Member 2003 - 2011.

"Christine Mast - District 1

FOR DISTRICT 1, I recommend CHRISTINE MAST. It is past due to elect CHRISTINE MAST to the School Board. She isknowledgeable and ready to serve her district well. Please refer to her website at www.ChristineMastforCMS.weebly.com. You can also email her at cmsmast@gmail.com or call her at 704.728.1554. CHRISTINE MAST's business experience as a CPA and Business Analyst will be invaluable in analyzing budgets and other data. She is also a CMS mom and an active volunteer.

These candidates are the true conservatives (both Republicans) who have solid values and common sense to make decisions that are best for all children in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. They will tell the TRUTH and we can TRUST them with our vote on the School Board."

http://kayemcgarry.com/
 
 
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/29/4424989/how-we-see-cms-school-board-races.html#.UnEcPPlJOBJ

I am GRATEFUL NOT to have been endorsed by the Charlotte Observer. Based on this article, they seem to be content with the status quo. Apparently, if you question the bond package, or advocate for more effective localized control -- Mooresville Graded School District is a great example of excellence (which we could do if Dr. Morrison would empower his Learning Community Leaders), they don't want to hear about you. I stand behind my platform and will let the voters decide -- "more of the same" or a change to create an effective Strategic Plan and Bond package, and get the School Leadership Teams involved in the process, as mandated per State Statutes.
 
http://www.generationnation.org/documents/el2013cmsbd.pdf

Here's my Candidate Profile, provided by Generation Nation's Student Candidate Guide.  Love that this group is helping to educate our young people on the voting process!
 
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/28/4422564/davis-campaign-donates-8250-to.html#.Um-TyflJOBI

Wow. Look how the games have begun. "Davis said the donations... are not intended to buy votes or campaign support... Davis said his campaign gave to PTAs in 2009 as well, though his campaign reports from that year do not reflect that..." So are his 2009 campaign reports wrong, or did he misspeak?

Further, Eric Davis' campaign donated $500 to Rhonda Lennon's campaign on 10/9/13:
http://apps.meckboe.org/Upload/446/10_24_2013-2013%20October%20Pre-%20Election%20Report.pdf
 
Thought this week would be a good time to review all the Candidate Profiles I filled out... Here's the first one from MeckEd. Please take a few minutes to review my thoughts.

http://www.mecked.org/WP/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013_BoECandidate_ProfileQuestions_CM_update_3.pdf
 
Vote MAST for CMS!

You can vote EARLY this week at any of the locations listed below (M-F 11am - 7pm). You can still vote early at the Hal Marshall Annex (M-F 8am - 7pm). The last day for EARLY VOTING is Saturday from 10am - 1pm at all sites. 

Ballantyne Village Way 14825 Ballantyne Village Way 
Beatties Ford Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 
Cornelius Town Hall 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius 
Independence Regional Library 6000 Conference Dr. 
Main Library 310 North Tryon Street 
Matthews Library 230 Matthews Station St. Matthews 
Morrison Regional Library 7015 Morrison Boulevard 
Mountain Island Library 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way 
North Regional Library 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville 
South Regional Library 5801Rea Road 
Steele Creek Library 13620 Steele Creek Road 
Sugar Creek Library 4045 North Tryon Street, Suite A 
University Regional Library 301East WT Harris Blvd 
West Boulevard Library 2157 West Boulevard
 
http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE/Documents/Nov2013EarlyVoting.pdf

Times can be found in the link above.  I'd appreciate your vote!  Thanks!

Mecklenburg County General Election 
November 5, 2013 
Early Voting Schedule 
HAL MARSHALL ANNEX (opening October 17th 8am) 
1. Located at 618 North College Street, First Floor 
Additional Locations (opening October 26th 10am) 
2.Ballantyne Village Way 14825 Ballantyne Village Way 
3. Beatties Ford Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 
4. Cornelius Town Hall 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius 
5. Independence Regional Library 6000 Conference Dr. 
6. Main Library 310 North Tryon Street 
7.Matthews Library 230 Matthews Station St. Matthews 
8. Morrison Regional Library 7015 Morrison Boulevard 
9. Mountain Island Library 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way 
10. North Regional Library 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville 
11.South Regional Library 5801Rea Road 
12. Steele Creek Library 13620 Steele Creek Road 
13. Sugar Creek Library 4045 North Tryon Street, Suite A 
14. University Regional Library 301East WT Harris Blvd 
15. West Boulevard Library 2157 West Boulevard