Mike Valdes

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Mike Valdes graduated from Florida International University [3]. He is currently a member of No Left Turn in Education, which encourages parental advocacy against political issues being introduced in schools [4]. Valdes currently works as a construction manager and a businessman, working on budgeting and running teams [1].

Key Issues

Education

Valdes is against the teaching of critical race theory and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan in schools, believing that these would be divisive subjects in the classroom [1]. He wants to include parental input and examine non-academic curriculum. Valdes believes in providing necessary material and giving competitive salaries and benefits to Forsyth teachers [3].

Budget

Valdes supports keeping budgets conservative to reduce taxes. He believes in passing legislation that would limit increases in school property taxes to 3% each year [3].

Public Safety

Valdes supports continuing to work with officers from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to make schools safe [3].

Sources

1 FetchYourNews.com

2 Mike Valdes for Forsyth County School Board

3 Facebook 

4 No Left Turn