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I would like to encourage my fellow Bettendorf citizens to vote for Richard Lynch for the Bettendorf School Board. Let me tell you why.

In our daily walk, we meet all kinds of people. When I was ushering for the Quad-City River Bandits, I first met Richard. I noticed that Richard is a really outgoing guy who loved talking to the fans and did whatever he could to make their experience at the ballpark an enjoyable one. Even though the job only pays minimum wage, he gave maximum effort.

So when I found that Richard was running for the school board, I knew he would put in the same effort looking out for the kids in Bettendorf. Richard has visited every school in the district, volunteered for the Hoover Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, and has served on the district's School Improvement Advisory Committee.

Richard has earned degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, and Boston College. He has taught philosophy for over 20 years and is an adjunct professor at St. Ambrose University. He has volunteered as a coach, troop leader, poll watcher, judge and mediator.

Richard brings a commitment to all Bettendorf students and is extremely qualified to be on the school board. I would like to encourage you to vote for Richard Lynch, a dedicated public servant.

Bernie Thiergart