Scott Shine, I didn’t need the money but I took it anyways.
That’s basically what he said when I asked him why put himself in the position where there is an appearance of impropriety by taking money from charter schools. He then pointed that he was 54 and set for life having managed several successful businesses. As he talked he reminded me more and more of W.C. Gentry another hobbyist looking for something to do than Fred “Fel” Lee, who full disclosure I thought was going to be a disaster and was actually pretty good as school board members go.
There didn’t seem to be a sense of desperation from Shine that we were heading in the wrong direction and needed to turn things around. He didn’t come off as fed up that gosh darn it we can do things better and its time we did. No it just seemed like being on the school board would be something neat, something to do as he coasted into retirement.
I would say Shine is the favorite to win in district 2, he has lots of money and name recognition and has even had a fairly decent career in public service but don’t you want something more, Somebody with a sense of urgency, ideas, passion?