Quantcast

Patti Bushee focuses on educational reform in mayoral race

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:00 pm

Patti Bushee, 54, has been a prominent player on our community’s political stage since her first appointment to the City Council in 1994. She considers herself a champion for social justice issues, women’s rights, environmental and sustainability causes, and youth development. She supported the creation of Warehouse 21 and has played a leading role on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. “We’re a small city, but we have some big problems that we have to deal with,” she told Generation Next.

She is quick to highlight the complexity inherent in solving large-scale, multi-dimensional social, economic and political problems. “The most pressing need in our community is to confront poverty, homelessness and economic inequality. In order to do that, we must grow and diversify our local economy.” She is aware of the need to address youth issues and concerns: “Diversification comes in because we’ve slowly become a retirement community. We need to make sure that we create the kind of opportunity that attracts young people.”

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can get complete access to the online edition for $2.49 a week. If you need help, please contact our office at 505-986-3010 You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 No Alias Commenters must use their real names.
  • 2 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 3 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. and please turn off caps lock.
  • 4 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Welcome to the discussion.

Advertisement