Opinion: Madrid school board candidate cites community involvement
To the Editor:
I have been a lifelong member of the Madrid-Waddington Central School District, growing up on the family farm between Madrid and Chase Mills. I graduated from MWCS in 1976 andattended and graduated from Canton College (SUNY) and Clarkson University.
My wife, Karen, and I raised our two children, Evan and Lane in the Town of Madrid. Evan graduated from MWCS in 2019 and Lane is currently a sophomore.
I worked at Alcoa for the last twenty-five (25) years, retiring April 1, 2021 . Prior to working at Alcoa, I was a grocery store manager and office supply representative. Madrid-Waddington Central has always been my home school. I have been involved with the school district for many years. I was Youth Basketball Director for eight (8) years, Youth Basketball Coach for ten (10) years and oversaw many youth basketball fund raisers. I also coached youth soccer for five (5) years.
In 2019, I spearheaded a major fund raiser for the construction of the new baseball dugouts, which hopefully we will be able to use this spring. I have been a high school
basketball official for twenty-two (22) years and officiated both high school and college soccer for thirty-two (32) years.
I am running for a seat on the Board of Education at Madrid-Waddington and ask for your
support. Personally, I feel that I can serve the Madrid-Waddington school district positively.
Thank you for your vote.
Michael E. Ruddy