The Green Party of Southwest Ohio has endorsed 2 candidates in Cincinnati for this year’s elections: Jason Haap for Cincinnati School Board, and Anitra Brockman for Cincinnati City Council.
Jason Haap is a high school English teacher and political blogger/media activist. Haap is advocating the innovative idea of “proportional cuts”: “Whenever decisions are made to cut things that affect students—from transportation to extra-curricular activities to teaching staff—the central administrative budget should be cut proportionally. So if cuts affecting kids represent ten percent of the budget for those services, then ten percent also needs to come from the budgets of those making such decisions.” He also advocates scrapping the ineffective DARE drug education program.
Anitra Brockman is the Department Chair of the Business Management program at Southwestern College, where she received the 2008 Instructor of the Year award. Her platform focuses on public safety, privatization (which she opposes), pedestrian-friendly planning, supporting local businesses, youth development, and public transportation. Like Jason Haap, Anitra Brockman supports ending DARE in favor of more effective public safety programs.