Temecula trustees should lead by example in setting ethical campaign standards

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Jeff Kingsberg Temecula Valley Educators Association I watched with interest the section of the governing board meeting Oct. 6, which featured TVUSD legal counsel Mark Thompson speaking about district rights and responsibilities regarding announced support for ballot measures and/or political candidates. He evaluated these topics in application to the district, governing board, employee organizations and general public. Thompson provided a disclaimer of sorts in that he is paid to keep TVUSD “out of trouble” and suggested a safe and conversative path. While I understand the importance of staying neutral and not demonstrating favoritism, the spirit of Thompson’s report can be viewed as a widespread crushing of the First Amendment. Governing board members hold elected offic
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