Ward's picture with Trump cutout draws ire on social media for the U-46 school board candidate
Ward retweeted a post from Connecting the Dots in U-46, showing her embracing a cardboard cutout of the president. The post said, “Jeanette Ward is campaigning to be re-elected to the School District U-46 Board of Education in 2019. Are you ready? Connect the dots. Tell your friends. Stay engaged.”
Here’s a sampling of the comments appearing next to the Facebook post showing Ward with the cutout:
“She’s beneath contempt,” wrote Tony Leva.
“Apparently you don’t read mam (sic) on how much we dispise (sic) you,” wrote Pauline Di Novo-Kaspari. “We can’t wait to vote your (expletive deleted) out of here.”
Connecting the Dots identifies itself as a social media platform aimed at tracking “Tea Party influence on our U-46 school board,” as it states on its Facebook About page. The group also operates a Twitter account. The school board seats are officially non-partisan.
Ward won her seat in 2015 as one of several openings designated “at large.” She tied for second place, drawing 14.3 percent of the vote, according to Ballotpedia.org. On her website, Ward lists four key areas of her campaign: school choice, property tax and spending reform, teacher input on the curriculum, and objective grading for students.