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Hamilton, Clermont County, OH November 3, 2009 Election
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By Forest T. Heis

Candidate for Board Member; Forest Hills Local School District

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Knowledge, Leadership, Commitment, Community
On November 3rd, I hope to earn your vote for the Forest Hills Board of Education. I am a proud product of the Forest Hills School District, having graduated from Wilson Elementary 29 years ago, and then attending Turpin Middle School and Forest Hills Junior School before graduating in 1987 as co-valedictorian from Turpin High School. Now, my oldest daughter is a third grader in the District, and with three more on their way through Forest Hills, I will have children in the District for the next 16 years. I'm in this for the long haul.

Forest Hills provided me with an excellent education and a strong foundation for my future academic endeavors at Stanford, UC Medical School and Duke University. Now, I want to give back, and I have a vested interest to do so. I will represent our children first in all decisions, providing for the best education in the face of trying economic times. I believe strongly in quality public education for the impact it has on our children and our community.

Your vote is well-placed with me for three major reasons:

Leadership: I am currently Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Centers. I have experience serving on boards and as chief negotiator for major contracts. I am skilled and experienced at taking diverse ideas, finding common threads, synthesizing solutions, then putting them into action. More importantly, when challenges arise, I apply an open-minded, level-headed approach.

Commitment: I have deep roots in our District. My aunt, uncles, brothers, sister, cousins, father and I all received our education through the Forest Hills School District. Now my children will do the same. I have personally experienced the myriad of opportunity the District has to offer, from outstanding teaching and academics, to athletics, music, extended academic programs, student council and student groups, and I will strive to retain and improve upon these for all our children.

Community: Anderson Township and Newtown take pride in our schools and rightly so. I pledge to engage the community, seeking active input into decisions and maintaining excellent stewardship of its resources. Our community prospers as our district does and vice versa.

We are at a critical juncture for our District. We need people with leadership experience to help guide our district through times of increased need and great financial uncertainty. I have the skills, the ability and the determination to work through our current and future challenges, and I humbly ask for your vote Nov. 3rd.

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