I am writing to urge the election of Jonathan Baum to the District 202 Board of Education in the April 5 election. I have had the opportunity to see Jonathan in action in three different contexts. I worked closely with him as a fellow civil rights lawyer, where I saw Jonathan’s passion for social justice and skill in advocating for the powerless against the powerful. When I was a PTA leader in District 65, I saw the diligence and courage Jonathan demonstrated in his four years as a member of the District 65 Board of Education. Today, Jonathan and I both have children at ETHS, and I see how committed he is to challenging every student, supporting every student, and guiding every student to achieve his or highest academic potential. The District 202 Board of Education needs Jonathan. Please join me in voting for him.