Kennewick School Board candidate Michael Connors

My name is Michael Connors. I’d like to thank the Tri-City Herald for
having me here this morning. A little bit about me,
I am a native Washingtonian, I am a graduate of Seattle University,
and I’m a third generation farmer. I am happily married to my wife of
almost 19 years now, April Connors, she’s a real estate agent here in town. And we have four children, all of whom are currently enrolled
in the Kennewick School District. So the question of the day is, why me? Why do I think I’m qualified to do this? And I have to tell you
that I really wasn’t sure. So [LAUGH] I sat down and thought about what is it that I
face every day in agriculture. What are my challenges? So one of our key issues
is keeping a skilled and motivated workforce and employees. Budgeting, long range financial planning,
facilities maintenance and construction, logistics,
vehicle maintenance, real estate, real estate transactions,
dealing with multiple government agencies on a daily basis,
purchasing contracts and the like. So all of a sudden there’s a lot more
than I thought originally crossed over. So, but the real big thing for
me is my biggest qualification is that as a father and
really is my desire and concern for my children to have the best
possible education they can get. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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