Outgoing BESE President Chas Roemer has made an endorsement in the race to succeed him. He has endorsed Jason Engen in the race.
Here’s the release:
Outgoing BESE President Chas Roemer endorsed Jason Engen today to replace him as the District 6 member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.Roemer said “Jason Engen is hands down the best choice for BESE District 6. He will put children ahead of politics and stand tall against the political pressure of the status quo. Jason’s extensive leadership experience in the military, his educational background and his conservative principles are exactly what’s needed on BESE.”Roemer ended with “I am impressed with Jason’s platform of parental empowerment through school choice, local control of curriculum, and preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow through programs like Jumpstart.”
This is a big endorsement for Engen. It will solidify his already extensive support in the business community. Engen is also an extremely impressive candidate. Engen’s outspoken support of high standards and school choice should also appeal to conservatives.
On the other hand, this could rally the anti-Common Core crowd to go after Engen. These people, who see Common Core under every mattress and every corner, are highly motivated to get of anyone who they see want to implement it. Until its time to worry about chemtrails and Agenda 21 again. Then the priorities will change.
Meanwhile, Engen should wind up in the runoff. If he makes into the runoff, he will have to be considered the front-runner, no matter who makes it in there with him.