BY BUDDY NEVINS
Please Lauren, don’t do it!
ÃƒÅ“ber lobbyist Ron Book says his daughter Lauren Book Lim is considering running for Stephanie Kraft’s seat for School Board.
Lauren Book Lim
“She is thinking and weighing her options. She has been waiting for months like others to see what Stephanie was going to do, Book e-mailed me.
Here are my thoughts.
Lauren can be more effective doing what she does now — the leader of her own non-profit, advocating for abused children. It’s called Lauren’s Kids.
Everybody views politicians as self-serving. If you don’t believe me, Lauren, ask your father.
But your leadership of Lauren’s Kids is like motherhood and apple pie. It’s beyond attack.
Plus, today Lauren’s Kids is a platform that is not confined to one county and one government. Lauren’s reach is across all boundaries.
On the positive side for a School Board campaign, Lauren Book is telegenic, articulate, has an education degree and has a wonderful story of overcoming child abuse. (I won’t go into that here. For details, look at her website. The link is above.)
On the negative side, I believe she’s in her 20s, which is a tad young. She would be running against a veteran parent activist. And the race could be brutal, with her dad’s profession lobbyist becoming an issue.
So I have no idea why Lauren would consider running for School Board. If she wants to help kids, stick with Lauren’s Kids. She can always come back in a few years and run.
Lauren Book Lim has the potential of taking Lauren’s Kids to a higher level, maybe even a nationwide group. She has the potential of being so much more than just a School Board member.
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