The wife of a former congressional and senate candidate (Andrew Horne), Stephanie Horne, is running to replace Debbie Wesslund on the school board.
Horne, according to a press release, has the backing of Wesslund.
From the release:
Louisville businesswoman and attorney Stephanie Horne announced today that she is running for the School Board seat being vacated by Debbie Wesslund, who is retiring at the end of her term this year.
“Support for public education has helped define Louisville as a great city. Let’s make it even greater,” said Horne.
Horne and her husband, attorney Andrew Horne, are the parents of two JCPS students, who attended Bowen Elementary, Kammerer Middle School, and Ballard High School. Their oldest son is now in college.
Horne is a practicing real estate attorney who co-owns Agency Title, Inc, which employs 13 people. She is currently the PTSA President at Ballard and she has been deeply involved in the public schools for years, including stints as a Workfest volunteer at Bowen, SBDM Board member at Kammerer, and a member of the Calendar Committee for the JCPS School Board.
“I am passionate about our public schools,” Horne said. “We must ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential,” said Horne.
Since I worked with the Hornes, I’ve got next to nothing positive to say about Stephanie. But here’s this: her website wasn’t live when the release went out. Her Twitter account, which was also promoted in the release, also didn’t exist. Hardly a good sign.
Why she’d want to run for school board? No idea.
The education of this community’s children is not a popularity contest. But people like Horne think that’s what it’s all about. They truly believe that being social butterflies and listing their friends in a press release makes them qualified to lead more than 100,000 students.
From her release:
Horne’s campaign enjoys broad support from civic and business leaders, including:
Dr. Mark Lynn
Dr. Raymonda Stevens
Dr. Gigi Girard
Beth Sturgeon Northup
Courtney Howell Kidd
Anne Elizabeth Delahanty
Margaret and Jeff Jamner
Cheryl and Terry Furlong
Andrea Farris, CPA
She’ll probably win.
HEAD – DESK.