My name is Sue Anderson and I would like to announce my candidacy for District 5 Warren County School Board. District 5 covers the communities of Centertown, Morrison, and Viola. I am a lifelong resident of the Morrison community and still live in the home in which I was raised. I graduated from Morrison High School in 1964 where I played basketball for the Morrison Eagles.
During my high school years, I worked in our family business, the Chuckwagon Café located near downtown Morrison. It was during this time I learned the value of serving others. My father always told me if you live in a community, you have to give back to that community.
After graduation, I entered the work force at Oster Professional Products where I worked for 47 years. I retired from Oster/ Jarden in 2011 as a manager over the manufacturing area.
During my time at Oster, I was honored to be recognized with the Chairman’s Award of Merit. While working at Oster, I learned many things I believe will be beneficial if I am elected to serve on the School Board. These include dealing with many different situations involving people, the responsibility of making sure my area was running efficiently and the strict schedule was being met, and setting a budget and making sure my area stayed within that budget.
I was married to Marvin Anderson for almost 45 years before his death in 2010. I have one son, Johnny Anderson, an engineer at Batesville Casket Company, and one daughter-in-law, Donna Anderson, the director of the Warren-Van Buren Retired Senior Vol-unteer Program.
I have been a member of Morrison Ruritan for 29 years. During my time volunteering with Ruritan, I have held the offices of president and chairman of the Social Development Committee. My peers in Ruritan also voted me as Ruritan of the Year on two separate occasions.
I began serving as an alderman in Morrison 17 years ago. I presently serve as the mayor of Morrison. As mayor, I have to make sure our town stays within budget as we have to allot money for the fire department, the town library, the upkeep of street lights, etc.
I want to make sure our schools are safe for our children. I also want to help improve the education level in our county. I hope our children will want to further their education, but will want to come back to live and work in our community.
I want to be supportive of the needs and wants of the teachers and staff of Warren County Schools and to find ways to make their jobs easier and more productive. I also want to be the people’s eyes and ears so I can help our schools become better while helping parents become more involved in their school system and their communities.
If I am elected, I will have an open line to the people and will embrace any concerns voiced by the public. I would very much appreciate your vote.
Early voting begins July 15 with the county General Election taking place Aug. 2.