North Sea resident and Southampton School Board write-in candidate Jacqueline Robinson says, “For me it’s about the children.”
Robinson, 42, is an administrative assistant for Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton. She has a daughter in , fifth-grader Megan, and a son in , second-grader Cole.
She spent years on the Southampton Elementary School PTA, and said now that , she will have working relationships with the administrators in all three district schools.
"I will bring the common sense voice of the parent of school age children as well as a taxpayer’s perspective to the table," she said. "I am a product of the Southampton School system, with very strong roots to our community."
Robinson is a 1998 graduate, who bought the house she was raised in. She serves on the board of Christopher's Run, an annual 5K for Christopher Lesta, who died of Hunter Syndrome.
“We have a great school district here and we just need to keep moving forward,” Robinson said at a Meet the Candidates Night this past Tuesday.
Robinson said she had planned to be on the ballot, but her family was out of town the week petition signatures were due. Undetered, she decided to campaign as a write-in candidate.
“I am very passionate about children and education — and a fair education for everybody across the board,” she said.
Two School Board seats are available, one for a full five-year term, and the second for an abridged term of four years. The candidate with the most votes will receive the longer term. There are no incumbents in the race. School Board President David Dubin is not seeking re-election, and former member Amy Pierson stepped down shortly after to take a job with the school district.
Robinson is competing with , and .
The election will take place May 15 in the music room from 10 a.m to 9 p.m. Voters will also .