Amazon executive Alec Cooper should be elected to the Seattle School Board for District 5 because he has the tools, knowledge and experience.

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Amazon executive Alec Cooper should be elected to the Seattle School Board for District 5 because he has the tools, knowledge and experience to help Seattle Public Schools repair its budget and spend money wisely to meet district goals to increase graduation rates and narrow the achievement gap.

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Alec Cooper

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Seattle School Board District 5

Strengths: Deep knowledge of district and state education policy, business experience with budgeting and programs, volunteer work as treasurer and president of Garfield High School PTSA.

His experience as a director at both Amazon and Microsoft, plus volunteer work as treasurer and president of the Garfield High School PTSA and his deep knowledge of district and state education policy, make Cooper uniquely qualified for the school-board position."

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Cooper is among an all-star field for the District 5 race. His competitors, Omar Vasquez, Andre Helmstetter and Zachary DeWolf, also understand the issues facing Seattle schools and would likely make credible school-board members.

But his experience as a director at both Amazon and Microsoft, plus volunteer work as treasurer and president of the Garfield High School PTSA and his deep knowledge of district and state education policy, make Cooper uniquely qualified for the school-board position.

Cooper should be elected to the Seattle School Board, and the community should be happy to see more Amazon leaders doing important volunteer work, following in the footsteps of corporate leaders at Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks.