I am the campaign treasurer for Ernest Koeppen. He is seeking to be elected to the La Cañada School Board, but is not seeking contributions to fund his campaign. Koeppen believes that local school board campaigns should not be political campaigns, but grass-root efforts. Therefore, by and large, he is funding his own campaign from his own modest means. A few people have asked him to take money and he has reluctantly accepted, but he has not solicited any donors. That makes my job easy.
To me, Koeppen is the best-qualified candidate. He is hands-on businessperson who believes in rolling up his sleeves and getting to work on solving problems. Koeppen believes in citizen involvement in the education of our youth and has worked closely with students at the high school, teaching them skills the school district can’t afford to fund. He has been an active community worker in the Kiwanis Club, the Tournament of Roses and the Paradise Canyon PTA. He is a quiet guy who gets things done.