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Cindy Eastman

Running for Board of Education

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Party: Democrat

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Age: 59

Marital Status: married

Current Residence: Watertown

Current Job: Writer

Previous Job: Educator

Previous Job: Supervised Visit coordinator

Education: M.Ed. Education

Why are you running for this office?
I have been in education for most of my career and I think I bring additional perspectives to the job of maintaining a thriving and rigorous education system for Watertown.
What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
From what I've heard so far, I think this is something that more towns should be talking about.
Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I'm literally an open book: I publish personal essays online and in my first book, so I think there's very little people don't know about me at this point!