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Paige Shoven Announces Run for Lewisville ISD Board, Place 3

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/1/29 21:40:00 (1778 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowPaige Shoven, a 13 year resident of Lewisville, announced today that she will file to run for place 3 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees, the seat left vacant after Trustee Jeff Knapp moved out of the district and resigned last year. This is Shoven's second run for the school board, having run in 2012 for place 1, against Kathy Duke and two others. Kathy Duke won that race, but Shoven pulled in 24% of the vote for 2nd place.

Shoven and her husband of 12 years, Rick, have two daughters, Elizabeth 11 and Kara 8, in the LISD school system.

"I learned so much while campaigning last year, it was a great experience." Shoven said of unsuccessful run for office last year. "My love for the children of LISD did not stop when the election votes came in." Over the past year, Shoven says she has attended every school board meeting, participated in the INSIDE LISD program, served on the Facilities Committee for the district, volunteered with the LISD Council of PTAs, both local chapters of PTA and stays active in her church.

In past years Shoven served as PTA president at her local elementary and was honored with the lifetime PTA award. She has served the last five years on the Council of PTAs in a number of roles including First Vice President. In 2011 she was named outstanding manager of the year for US Vision where she is currently employed as an optical manager.


This year Shoven sees the issues facing the district as supporting educators while they implement the strategic design (a community wide initiative to change the way children learn in LISD schools), rezoning of the Flower Mound feeder zones, completion of the 2008 bond projects including finalizing the Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School 9th grade centers, rebuilding two schools in The Colony feeder pattern, and ensuring LISD buildings are capable of supporting the technology that students are using on a daily basis.

Shoven also notes the growing concerns about this legislative session in Austin over the amount of funding that Texas public schools will receive in the future, STAAR/EOC testing requirements, and how vouchers will affect the public school system. "It will be a busy year for all school boards and LISD promises to be no different," said Shoven.

"LISD is a great district we should all be proud of; if elected I would be honored to represent one of the best districts in the state!"

Shoven will face Dr. Mark Welding in the election.

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Posted: 2013/1/30 0:44  Updated: 2013/1/30 10:44
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Has LTJ heard if there will be someone else running to vote for?
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Posted: 2013/1/30 10:46  Updated: 2013/1/30 10:46
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At this point, we have Brenda Latham running for re-election in place 5, and Kris Vaughn running in place 4. We just posted Latham's announcement, and will be posting Vaughn's later today.

We've heard a few other possible names, but heard nothing concrete, so we won't speculate publicly.
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Posted: 2013/1/30 11:44  Updated: 2013/1/30 11:44
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do you know the EV dates? I didn't see them listed on the Denton County Elections website.
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Posted: 2013/1/30 14:26  Updated: 2013/1/30 14:26
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Early voting will be April 29th - May 7th. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. the first week, then 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 6th and 7th.
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Posted: 2013/1/31 13:23  Updated: 2013/1/31 13:37
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Does she still identify as a Tea Party Adherant?
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Posted: 2013/1/31 15:38  Updated: 2013/1/31 15:38
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Here's how Paige responded to our question about that:

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"No, I am not affiliated with any party. I vote in the Republican primary but I vote for the best candidate in the election and party does not matter. I consider the best candidate to be the person best looking out for the people. I tend to be fiscally conservative but I am not oblivious to the fact that it takes money to run a government and to help out our neighbors when they need it."


I'd say that counts as a "no" to the Tea Party question.
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Posted: 2013/2/1 0:42  Updated: 2013/2/1 9:20
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I would say it counts as a denial of the Tea Party today. It doesn’t do anything for my comfort level. Just eight months ago she was all gung ho Tea Party during her failed May election. Now she has found a new religion about her politics.

Was she being honest back then, or was it just a position she thought would get her elected? What I hear now strikes me as what she thinks is people want to hear this time. After all, the Tea Party thing didn't work last time, so been there, done that, it failed. And I wonder if we would be seeing any of this shift had the Presidential election turned out differently. It will be hard to convince me otherwise.

I don't know if I'd rather she had stayed with her position and not switch stripes, because something tells me those stripes could just as quickly switch right back once elected. At best, I don't know what to think of her. And that is a very bad place to start for getting my vote.

I have a feeling that if she does get elected, it will be primarily because she has no opponent. Or maybe people will buy into her new non-tea party religion. Don’t get me wrong. I like for candidates to be flexible. I just don’t want them to blow with the winds of what they think people will buy this month. For me, that’s just pandering.
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Posted: 2013/2/1 14:59  Updated: 2013/2/2 9:09
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To me is sounds like you just plain don't like her so why don't you just say that instead of hiding behind this facade that your issue is with party lines.
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Posted: 2013/2/2 18:57  Updated: 2013/2/2 20:49
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I would be far more interested in hearing what Shoven has to say about her switch than the motives behind someone's post. I also think she owes voters an answer. Let's talk about campaign issues voters should consider and not make up some sideshow about why someone said what. I really don't care why they said it so long as it brings up a valid point.
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Posted: 2013/2/2 16:36  Updated: 2013/2/2 16:36
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It's not accurate to smear the tea party movement as being against all taxes and government. They're not. If you will recall, Rick Santelli basically kicked things off by objecting to (1) the use of taxpayer money to shield companies and individuals from the consequences of their poor decisions (thus creating, as pointed out "moral hazard" that encourages future poor decisions with the hope of further bailouts), and (2) the use of taxpayer money/debt to "stimulate" the economy with government spending at the expense of private savings/investment/spending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZB4taSEoA

It was not brought up in Santelli's rant, but a lot of the subprime mortgages, and the housing bubble in general, were the result of decades of poor government policy (excessive money supply expansion, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, encouraging and sometimes requiring banks to lend to people with poor credit scores to meet quotas, etc). If a problem is created by government interference in the economy, more government interference is probably not a wise way to solve it.
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Posted: 2013/2/2 18:20  Updated: 2013/2/2 20:48
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So, conversely, if a problem is created by the government relaxing its regulations, as it did with banking and morgage lending starting with the 1982 Gawrn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act and going forward, a return to more regulation would be a "wise way to solve it".

I can go with that. Makes total sense to me. Deregulation was primarily brought on by banking and lending lobbyist combined with healthy campaing donations in order push for relaxed standards to benefitting those institutions. That damage, caused by a reduction in government oversight, desperately needs to be undone. The last thing we need is to allow more corporate foxes claiming they can be left to safely guard the henhouse.
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Posted: 2013/2/2 23:26  Updated: 2013/2/2 23:26
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If you seriously believe the average teabagger even knows what a subprime mortgage is, I have some wonderful real estate in Galt's Gulch I'd love to sell you.
-BC
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OK guys, we're venturing off-topic here. Lets move general discussions of Tea Party stuff to one of the open threads, and keep this thread on-topic about school board races. We need to be fair to Paige.
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