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Educators endorse Robert Dold for re-election to U.S. House of Representatives

Dold vows to fight for quality public education

WASHINGTON - July 24, 2012 -

The National Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education today endorsed Robert Dold for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. If re-elected, Dold will represent the 10th district of Illinois, which includes parts of Cook and Lake counties. Rep. Dold has represented the 10th district since 2011.

“We are proud to endorse Congressman Dold for re-election based on his record of placing our shared priorities for public education first,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “He is a strong advocate for the students in his district and across this nation, and we will continue working together and fighting to ensure every student’s right to a high-quality public education.”

“It is an honor to accept the support of the educators we ask to prepare our students for the college and career demands,” said Dold. “I will continue to give the suburban educators in my district a voice in Washington, D.C. because their valuable experience and perspective is imperative if we are to improve education outcomes in this country.”

"Rep. Dold has formed an impressive 10th District Education Advisory Board and has been very active in promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in his district,” said Illinois Education Association President Cinda Klickna. “As a father of three and champion of local education programs, Rep. Dold understands the importance of foster programs that will keep American students competitive with countries around the world.”

The NEA Fund provides direct financial support to recommended candidates for president, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, who will fight improve public education, and support students, teachers and staff.

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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

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