|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: George Andrews|
|August 7, 2014||Phone: (916) 905-2599|
Local Leader in Education Endorses Lackey for Assembly
Lackey Clear Choice for California’s Kids
Palmdale, CA – Assembly Candidate Tom Lackey announced today that he has received the endorsement of Nancy Smith, President of the Palmdale School District Board of Trustees. Smith’s support is the latest in a growing list of local leaders who have endorsed Lackey’s bid to represent the Antelope Valley in the Assembly.
“Honest and hardworking, Tom is an effective leader who has demonstrated a fierce passion for improving our schools,” stated Nancy Smith. “Tom Lackey is undoubtedly the best choice for Assembly if you care about the future of our children’s education.”
Prior to serving as an Officer for the California Highway Patrol, Tom worked as an elementary special education teacher, putting to use his Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Utah State University.
Lackey’s three terms on the Palmdale City Council is only the most recent example of his commitment to the high desert. Tom grew up in Boron and attended local schools, graduating from Boron High School in 1977. He was a member of the Palmdale Elementary School Board for six years, serving as an Executive Council Member of the Antelope Valley School Boards Association during his tenure.
“When it comes to our schools, the State of California is routinely ranked among the lowest in the nation,” remarked Lackey. “If we are serious about working toward a better tomorrow, we have to be serious about improving our education system. As your Assemblyman, I will deliver this message to Sacramento.”
Lackey has been endorsed by educational leaders across the desert, including Dr. Robert E. Scherer, retired Superintendent of the Southern Kern Unified School, and board members from the Lancaster School District, Westside Union School District and Victor Valley Community College District.
Tom and his wife Theresa live in Palmdale with their two adopted children, Justin and Jani. As both a father and a former Eagle Scout, Lackey is keenly aware of the need for strong academic and extracurricular programs for California’s children.
The 36th Assembly District encompasses a number of unincorporated communities throughout the high desert as well as the cities of Acton, California City, Lancaster and Palmdale.