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I appreciate the variety of experiences brought to this race by the other candidates. 

Can we continue to entrust our schools to those who have no experience in education?  The state is threatening to take over our school board and close failing schools.

We need EDUCATORS on the Board of EDUCATION.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:30 PM

Rice University District 5 Candidate Forum

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:20 PM

Upcoming Debate

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:05 PM

Only 20 days until Early Voting Begins

THIS IS A SHOCKER! There are only 20 days until early voting begins, and 35 days until the General Election!
We are using every available resource to spread the word about ShaferForHISD!
The Houston Chronicle recently published an editorial about the election, stating: "School board members don't necessarily need a background in education."
I disagree, and believe many voters are responding to the idea of a career educator on the school board. We need to make sure they know it's an option.

Thank you for continuing to spread our message.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:24 PM

Thank you!

Thank you so much to all who have checked in during the past week during Hurricane Harvey and its subsequent floods.  I am safe, my home is dry and I am so grateful for your inquiries and support. 

I am temporarily suspending fundraising events, including the event scheduled for September 7.  It seems more important that our friends and neighbors who have been hit so hard are able to concentrate their time and resources on getting their lives back to normal. 

I look forward to continuing my quest to work for the children and families in Houston ISD. Stay safe, everyone, and please let me know if there is any way in which I can help.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:36 PM

***Campaign Update/News Flash***

  Dear Friends;

   Due to a zoning anomaly and misinterpretation on my part, I have learned that my residence is in Houston ISD District V, and not in District IX as I believed. For this confusion, I apologize.
    In my 27 years as an educator in HISD, I have always been fiercely committed to the promise of public schools. This campaign has always been about funding and strengthening neighborhood schools, funding and staffing special education services, and supporting the magnet schools which serve and offer opportunities to diverse populations. Therefore, I will continue my campaign as a candidate in District V because the mission hasn't changed.
    If you are a campaign donor, I will contact you privately.
   My deepest thanks.
   Susan Shafer

Committee to Elect Susan Shafer
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