Reuven Carlyle for State Senate - Democrat

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Thank you for the personal and professional honor of serving as your state senator! It is inspiring to partner with our community to tackle the pressing public issues facing our state.

As your citizen legislator, I’m running for the State Senate in 2016 following my appointment in January after seven years of service in the House of Representatives. I’m running to continue to tackle major challenges. Our city and region is exploding with growth and change. Yet our public policy approach to education, transportation, mental health, environment, public safety, affordability and so many other issues too often lags behind our potential.

I ask, with deep appreciation for the opportunity to serve our district and state, for the honor of your vote in 2016.

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I received the following powerful email today. When will our Legislature have the humility to remember that our state's founders made a moral and policy commitment to education as our paramount duty?

"Dear Sen. Carlyle, today on the first day of school my mom told me to write to my state legislator because I came home so upset. I expected my first day of 8th grade to be awesome, but I walked in the door to find that the school was packed with over 1200 kids. Hamilton is a great school and I love the teachers and fellow students, but when 3 of my 6 classes were in portables and I had to sit with 5 other people at a 3-4 person desk, it did not feel like the school that I looked forward to coming back to. To make space for the portables installed this summer, we lost our outside play court, which was a favorite part of the day for many kids. Also, over 100 students arrived at school to find out that they did not have a locker, forcing them to carry their backpack around all day or share a small locker with a friend. I hope you can help our school so that our teachers can focus on learning and we can enjoy our classes instead of trying to figure out a way to do without enough space, tables, or lockers. Thank you!"
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