“I found myself having conversation after conversation about how our ‘leaders’ were failing to do their jobs.”
Light claims that the pandemic made him realize that freedom isn’t guaranteed, and of course, he’s right.
The Sun Chronicle reports:
Ex-Patriot Matt Light running for seat on Foxboro school board
Former New England Patriot Matt Light is running for a seat on the town school committee, saying that the pandemic made him realize “that our ability to live free and make our own decisions isn’t guaranteed.”
Light, 43, who was an offensive lineman on the Patriots for 11 years until retiring in 2011, is one of two candidates looking to unseat two school board members, chairman Robert Canfield and Brent Ruter, in the May 2 annual town election. The other challenger is Joseph Pires.
The incumbents consistently defended masks and other health safeguards in classrooms throughout the coronavirus pandemic. School officials lifted the mask mandate at the end of February.
Light, a town resident for two decades, has a daughter who went through the school system and three other children who are students.
He and his wife Susie say that, while the mask mandate was in effect, officials ignored their concerns about the need to check their son’s face for signs of him losing oxygen, as he has a heart condition.
“It wasn’t until COVID occurred that I realized what those who came before me knew all too well; that our ability to live free and make our own decisions isn’t guaranteed,” Light wrote in a guest column to The Foxboro Reporter, The Sun Chronicle’s sister paper. “I found myself having conversation after conversation about how our ‘leaders’ were failing to do their jobs.”
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