"The way in which the nonpartisan doctrine is being communicated to the city is both confusing and secretive. This is precisely why I believe in working closely with other Democrats, Republicans and Independents. No one political party is an island unto themselves. All parties have their own strengths and weaknesses."
"If our community disagrees about who is to blame for the condition of our high schools, can we stop the mud slinging and agree to view this as a wake up call to pay more attention and unite to move forward?"