David Kaplan is running for the open Jefferson County Schools Board of Education spot (District 2) vacated by Steve Imhoff.
From a release:
With a campaign that will embrace new ideas and challenge old ones that aren’t working, David Kaplan is pleased to announce his candidacy for Jefferson County School Board District 2. The Louisville attorney and resident of The Highlands is a passionate supporter of public education who pledges to focus on improved student achievement. He believes the stakes are high. And the time is now.
“We owe every child in Jefferson County the opportunity to have an excellent public education and we owe nothing less to our taxpayers as well,” says David Kaplan, a public school graduate and the proud father of two young JCPS students. “Our city’s economy and quality of life depends on the success of our schools. A vibrant public school system that graduates successful students and good citizens will benefit everyone.” adds Kaplan.
Jefferson County Public Schools District 2 is a mosaic of diverse neighborhoods including sections of Newburg, Germantown, and St. Matthews, District 2 also takes in all of Crescent Hill and The Highlands, where Kaplan’s children go to Bloom Elementary School.
“My wife Elizabeth and I love the public school our son and daughter attend and they are thriving, We want all parents who choose Jefferson County Public Schools to be as delighted with their choice as we are,” says Kaplan.
If elected, Kaplan will serve as a positive force on the Jefferson County School Board. “My goal is to better connect parents, teachers and administrators so they can work together in making all Jefferson County Public Schools the best they can be.”
Kaplan, an attorney, is most known for his stint as chief of staff to Speaker Jody Richards. He also served as assistant attorney general.
With the Democratic machine behind him, he’ll likely win the seat.