Get to Know David Donofrio

Get to Know 2017 Endorsed Candidate ... David Donofrio

Name: David Donofrio
Office you’re seeking: South-Western City School Board of Education
Are you an incumbent? No
Age: 31
Twitter: @davidtdonofrio
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Why are you running?

I am running to bring a future-focused voice to our five-member school board. I’m proud to be a lifelong resident of western Franklin County, and a product of our local schools. I believe this is a perspective that can enhance the current board’s efforts.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?

I want to work to eliminate pay-to-play fees for our student athletes, musicians and clubs. I want to be fiscally responsible, and bring my experience managing a multi-million dollar public budget to the board. And I want to ensure we are preparing our kids for an ever-changing, globalized economy.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

In my spare time I am a singer-songwriter!

Who is your favorite president? Why?

I would say two: FDR, because he showed the American people how government can serve them, and Barack Obama, because he accomplished great things in the face of a relentless opposition in Congress.

What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail? Why?

My go-to is actually a drink: nothing better than a cold lemon lime Gatorade at the end of a long day.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why?

I would be Captain Planet – conservation is a cause near and dear to my heart.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?

“Eye of the Tiger”

What was your first paid job?

Student reference librarian in school

How can young dems help in your race?

I would be honored if you could help me in a canvass or two, or to help me with some GOTV efforts leading up to and including election day! I always provide lots of food and drinks for volunteers! And I would proudly promote your support on my website and social media.