When I volunteered for Deval Patrick’s campaign in the fall of 2005, I was asked if I would help to coordinate the effort to win the local Democratic caucus along with Bonnie Brodner. I knew Bonnie at that time, but not very well. I agreed to do it and we both continued on as two of the town’s campaign coordinators through the November 2006 election. We have subsequently worked on other campaigns together.
I came to know Bonnie as smart, hard-working, funny, and someone I could trust to complete any task she takes on. More importantly, she is someone who is really effective working in a group situation where authority is shared. She gives you her full attention when you talk to her, she’s not afraid to ask questions, and you get an honest answer from her once she has processed all of the information. Bonnie comes up with good ideas but has the self-confidence to go another direction when she knows that is the right thing to do. She always keeps the big picture in mind, gauging the effects of any action on everyone. Bonnie is the ultimate team player.
These traits are what serve her so well on the School Committee. While individual initiative is important for any successful committee member, it alone is not sufficient. The board acts as a body, relying on the cooperative skills of all its members. This is where Bonnie excels. And while she is aware of and solicits input from all of the stakeholders of our school system, she never forgets that the bottom line is the quality of the education that we provide to all of Lexington’s students.
Bonnie is an essential member of our School Committee and deserves re-election. Please join me in voting for her on Monday, March 3.
John J. Krawczyk
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