Endorsements

Why do you support Michael? Here are a few kind words by friends and neighbours in our community why they are working hard to Re-elect Michael Janz

Who's endorsing

Dazilo Stevan
Sherrill Johnson
Nora Begoray
Kathryn Burke
Phil McRae
Lita Bablitz
Heather Blackman
Larry Booi
Don Perkins
Sharon Maclise
Kyla Fisher
Michael Gaultois
Patricia Grell
Tiina Payson
Tracy King
Alex Abboud
Jon Midgley
Gwen Berdan
Ian Mackenzie Ian MacKenzie And Associates
Harold Neth
Ray Evans
Kerry Boyd
Alvin Schrader
Dean Wood
Colleen St. Clair
Joan Welch
Karen Labahn
Josh Kjenner

40 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Dazilo Stevan
  • Sherrill Johnson
    endorsed 2017-10-15 12:05:09 -0600
    I am supporting Michael because of his ongoing commitment a strong and inclusive public education system. I admire the courage he shows in dealing with tough issues, and the thoughtful way he approaches this work. I know Michael as a hard-working, insightful Trustee, committed to ensuring continued excellence in the EPSB.
  • Nora Begoray
    endorsed 2017-10-15 11:35:43 -0600
    Michael works hard, does his research, listens to people, supports community and has a passion for creating the best education environment for everyone and that means teachers, students and parents. It is a very easy choice to vote for Michael as my school trustee.
  • Kathryn Burke
    endorsed 2017-10-14 12:46:26 -0600
    I am voting for Michael Janz. Because of boundary changes, he is now a candidate in the ward where I live. As an advocate for students with exceptional learning needs, primarily those with language based or math learning disabilities, I have watched Michael’s track record at the board level. I have also had the opportunity to speak with him about students with special needs. We have a long way to go to create a system that provides the wrap-around services that students with exceptional needs require to be successful. I am confident about Michael’s compassion for all kids who may be vulnerable. I sincerely hope that our school systems will ultimately be ones where kids who are vulnerable are accepted and thrive. I know Michael is committed to the same vision. He has my vote.
  • Phil McRae
    endorsed via 2017-10-13 19:07:25 -0600
  • Lita Bablitz
    endorsed 2017-10-13 17:46:44 -0600
    Thanks Michael for always trying to consider ALL the students in EPSB. You are an excellent trustee.
  • Heather Blackman
    endorsed 2017-10-13 17:40:08 -0600
    Michael Janz has always been approachable and has become a familiar face in our school and community. He works hard and the proof is in the great work that the Board has done since he’s been Chair.
  • Larry Booi
    endorsed 2017-10-13 14:22:32 -0600
    Probably the finest trustee I have encountered in my years of involvement in education – a remarkable combination of values, intelligence, commitment, judgement, work ethic and savvy.
  • Don Perkins
    endorsed 2017-10-13 12:13:30 -0600
    Michael has the essential breadth of experience with and depth of understanding of the complex institutions our schools have become.
  • Sharon Maclise
    endorsed 2017-10-13 11:47:02 -0600
    I do not support you or endorse you, Michael. You have consistently attempted to create a barrier between parents and teachers by stripping parents of the right to have a direct influence in the education of their children. I am a former high school English teacher. I know from personal experience that the more interaction between parents and their child’s teacher the better students perform and the happier both the student and the parents are in the educational experience. Keeping vital information from parents that teachers have relating to the young person under their care and influence at school is highly inadvisable and will damage the relationship between parents and their kids. I am appalled that you would promote this position. I have personal as well as professional experience that speaks to my deep concern in this regard and cannot, in good conscience, support anything or anyone who promotes this separation of student and parent.
  • Kyla Fisher
    endorsed 2017-10-13 10:10:47 -0600
    Michael is a passionate advocate for Edmonton Public’s students. His voice is an important one both at the local and provincial levels. He will continue to represent all of our kids in the most inclusive way possible.
  • Michael Gaultois
    endorsed 2017-10-13 02:59:40 -0600
    Michael is fiercely committed to ethical and principled action, and works relentlessly to push organizations towards positive and transformative growth. I can’t think of someone better to have in our corner working for us!
  • Patricia Grell
    endorsed 2017-10-12 21:13:56 -0600
    Michael Janz is one of the hardest working school trustees I know. He has the best interests of students and their families in mind as he ensures that every possible public dollar goes to the classroom. He is a strong LGBTQ advocate and an evidence based decision maker. He is an experienced and proven leader.
  • Patricia Grell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-12 21:13:22 -0600
    I'm endorsing Re-Elect Michael Janz. Please join me!
  • Patricia Grell
    @grell_p tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-12 21:13:19 -0600
    I'm endorsing Re-Elect Michael Janz. Please join me! http://www.michaeljanz.ca/endorsements?recruiter_id=7330
  • Tiina Payson
    endorsed 2017-10-12 21:10:16 -0600
    Michael is a very deeply thoughtful person. He doesn’t make decisions without research, seeking the truth, and considering all aspects of the situation. I would trust his judgement on issues to be representing the best possible outcome.
  • Tracy King
    endorsed 2017-10-12 17:34:29 -0600
    I’m proud to be supporting Michael in this election. He has served us well as trustee. He is clear on where he stands on the issues and has never refused to directly answer any question. He puts kids first, always.

    I look forward to him continuing as our trustee in this ward.
  • Alex Abboud
    endorsed 2017-10-12 10:44:40 -0600
    Having known Michael for more than 10 years, it’s not a surprise to see him emerge as one of the most dedicated advocates for education and inclusion in our city. He works hard, knows how to bring people together and collaborate to get things done, and is not afraid to speak up for marginzalized groups. He understands that inclusion is essential for fostering a strong education system, and that we all benefit when all students feel that schools are a safe place for them. I strongly endorse his re-election and am proud to call him a friend and my school trustee.
  • Jon Midgley
    endorsed 2017-10-12 08:06:17 -0600
    I’m supporting Michael Janz: articulate, principled, experienced and a strong voice for diversity. Go, MJ.
  • Gwen Berdan
    endorsed 2017-10-12 06:18:37 -0600
    I am endorsing Michael again. His commitment to inclusive schools as well as his desire to bring school board and city council together on common issues mirrors my values. Thank you also to his volunteer who cleverly avoided poking holes in the landscape fabric when choosing a spot to mount the campaign sign in my front yard. 😀
  • Ian Mackenzie
    Ian MacKenzie And Associates endorsed 2017-10-11 22:32:27 -0600
    I have a very high regard for Michael and feel that he has been a very progressive voice on the Edmonton Public School Board.. I appreciate that he values the high level of academic achievment that our schools provide and that he also promotes a healthy environment for all children and youth .
  • Harold Neth
    endorsed 2017-10-11 22:06:06 -0600
    Michael is an experienced trustee who has demonstrated his strong interest in the education and the well-being of all students in Edmonton Public. He also has also demonstrated his conviction in the importance of public education as a highly valued public good that operates in and underpins our democracy.
  • Ray Evans
    endorsed 2017-10-11 21:54:23 -0600
    I would like sex education in schools to go well beyond teaching abstinence. I would like a high school student to be able to attend a Gay-Straight Alliance without the school’s administration contacting his or her parents. I would like a Trustee with experience and a proven track record of moving schools forward. For reasons such as these, I will be voting for Michael Janz.
  • Kerry Boyd
    endorsed via 2017-10-11 18:43:18 -0600
    I support the re-election of Michael As our school trustee. Our kids’ school faced substantial overcrowding issues and Michael was there for us and worked tirelessly to support our school and it’s French immersion program. He was always approachable and willing to attend meetings or answer questions or provide support. He has my vote and I hope he can continue to build on his excellent work.


    I am also well aware of Michael’s support for LBGTQ students in our schools and the protection of GSAs and such vulnerable children.


    Kerry Boyd
  • Alvin Schrader
    endorsed 2017-10-11 18:34:21 -0600
    Michael Janz is one of the most committed and fair-minded school board trustees I’ve ever met. He is actively engaged with constituents through regular emails and open coffee invitations throughout the whole year. Even if candidate positions on other issues were equal, he would still deserve everybody’s vote because he is the only one taking a strong, courageous, clear stand on GSAs and school student privacy.
  • Dean Wood
    endorsed 2017-10-11 18:15:10 -0600
    I am voting for Michael because he articulates a vision for public education that reflects his understanding of students, parents, and the needs of society. He has solid experience with the board and can help it work effectively with government.
  • Colleen St. Clair
    endorsed 2017-10-11 17:21:19 -0600
    Michael supports the the kind of education I value for tomorrow’s citizens: knowledge about many things, exposure to diverse attitudes and ways of life, a capacity for critical thinking as well as respect for other opinions, curiosity about the world, and optimism for the future.
  • Joan Welch
    endorsed 2017-10-11 16:45:54 -0600
    I am voting for Michael Janz for Public School Board for the third time. He is smart, energetic, very knowledgeable, and committed to providing the students with a progresssive education in a safe environment.
  • Karen Labahn
    endorsed 2017-10-11 16:32:12 -0600
    I will support those who support LGBTQ students. Thank you Michael Janz.
  • Josh Kjenner
    endorsed 2017-10-11 15:26:55 -0600
    Michael is thoughtful, principled, and energetic. He’s exactly the type of person we need running for public office.

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