John Pudner is the President of Take Back Action, a conservative election group. He opposes Amendment One and his group has contributed $100,000 urging voters to vote no on today’s state constitutional amendment.
“Kay Ivey is a great Governor, but having won elected school boards across Virginia beginning in the 1990s, I know firsthand that citizen-run school boards always do better than government-run. Alabama is better off without Amendment One which would take power away from the people.” Pudner said in a statement.
Pudner told the Alabama Political Reporter that they are being outspent more than ten to one by the groups promoting the plan. Pudner said that people should not give away their right to vote on their school leaders.
APR asked why not just put all the power in the hands of the governor on education. The people can then vote every four years on whether or not the governor and his or her appointees are doing a good job running the state and the education system or not.
“Government works best when it is closest to the people,” Pudner said.
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