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October 29, 2020

The Importance of Your Vote

This coming Tuesday, November 3rd, Election Day is finally here. Early voting is underway for the first time in Kentucky and now it’s your turn to be a part of history. Together with your family, your neighbors, and your community, you have the chance to help decide what could be the most important election of our lifetimes. Obviously, everyone knows who is at the top of the ticket, but let’s consider why the bottom of the ballot matters just as much, if not more.

Remember, this is not simply an election for a President or a Senator. Your vote is equally important for your city commissioners or council members, state representatives, and other local officials – like school board members. Possibly even more important. Your local elected officials will be the ones who fight for the resources to make sure that your child’s school is safe from the COVID-19 pandemic and any future challenges. We are the ones who will work tirelessly to find the balance between funding for the police and other first responders like social workers and psychologists. We are the ones who will establish affordable housing programs so that our most vulnerable family members and neighbors have a safe place to call home. We are the ones who will ensure that your hard-earned tax dollars go back into your own community in ways that are important to you. Fixing streets, parks, and other public utilities. Creating safe and educational local events and programs. Ensuring clean water and air in your own neighborhood. Working with your local police, firefighters, and educators to create a community that we can all be proud to call home. That is the vital role of the local elected officials that you have the opportunity to choose.

So, please, be sure to join this historic chance to be a part of our democracy in action, and encourage your friends and neighbors to join you. Make a plan to vote early or on Election Day. Make a difference in your own community. Make sure your voice is heard. Vote.

     - Tom Haggard 

September 2, 2020

“Run for Something” endorses Tom Haggard for Covington Board of Education

Run for Something (RFS), the national political organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive political leaders, has endorsed Tom Haggard in his campaign for Covington Board of Education. 

The RFS mission is to promote young progressive candidates from non-traditional backgrounds to run for and win state and local political races to create the next generation of political candidates. 

“Being recognized by an organization like Run for Something speaks to the heart of our campaign and its primary goal: building community,” Haggard said. “Just as Run for Something is working on a national scale to promote stronger communities, our campaign is working locally to build a community movement of students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni, small business owners, and committed citizens who want excellent, engaged and equitable schools in the City of Covington.” 

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August 10, 2020

Virtual Campaign Kick-Off Aug 13, 2020

Tom Haggard will have a virtual event to formally announce his candidacy for Covington Board of Education and to kick off his campaign on August 13, 2020. The announcement will be streamed live on Facebook at 7 p.m.

“I’m excited about beginning the campaign and getting to meet more Covingtonians,” said Haggard. “I believe that the Covington Independent Public Schools leadership can use a fresh voice to connect with parents, teachers and students. I am committed to facilitating positive change when I am elected.”

Haggard is a graduate of Holmes High School in Covington, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Thomas More University and a Masters in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University.

Haggard has spent his entire professional career advocating for the needs of kids in Covington and kids throughout our Commonwealth. Haggard now wants the opportunity to serve, to lead and to help ensure that every kid growing up in Covington has access to the same world-class education he received. 

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the kick-off event will be held virtually Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7pm and can be viewed on Facebook Live.

TOM'S MESSAGE
“Our public school system in Covington needs a leader with vision, compassion and common sense – qualities that I can bring to the table.” 

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