2007 Endorsements

Thanks to the many many people who publicly endorsed my campaign in 2007!

“Marj Passman understands that without strong schools we can’t have a strong city. That’s why Marj Passman is my choice for Seat 5 for the School Board.”
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz

“The most vital thing for the health of a city is an adequately funded school system. Marj Passman knows that, and will work hard for that funding because she cares deeply about the schools and the city. She has my strong support.”
Former Mayor Paul Soglin

“I watched Marj challenge students of all abilities and achievement levels. She’s smart, energetic, and positive— just what we need on the School Board to maintain the excellent traditions of Madison Public Schools.”
Jessica Doyle, First Lady of Wisconsin

Marj knows and understands schools from the inside as a career classroom teacher. As a Board Member she will serve all students, staff, and families
Milt McPike, U.W. Regent & retired East High Principal

“A thoughtful, talented teacher for many years, Marj will make a great board member, choosing policies that are sensitive to the complexities of a teacher’s mission.”
Ken Zeichner, Associate Dean, School of Education University of Wisconsin, Madison

Part of letter to the editor – Capital Times – March 27, 2007:
“I support, wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, Marj Passman for Seat 5. Marj understands the big picture of the role of the schools in our community and in our democratic society; she has a deep commitment to the success of every child we serve; she has been an advocate for those who are disenfranchised, many of whom she has invited into her home or visited theirs.”
Carol Carstensen, member, Madison School Board

“As a parent of a one year old daughter, deeply concerned about her future education, I am honored to endorse Marj Passman for School Board. Parents need her on the Board making decisions about their children¹s education!”
Carousel Bayrd, County Board Supervisor and M.A.T.C. Board member

When I think of Marj Passman, I think of Walter de la Mare’s caveat that, “Only the rarest kind of best in anything can be good enough for the young.”
Charnan Simon, mother of two of Marj’s former students.

“How can anyone so small be so energetic, and make middle school almost bearable!!!”
Hana and Ariel Kazunas, former students of Marj Passman

Organizations

  • Democratic Party of Dane County
  • Progressive Dane
  • Madison Teachers Incorporated
  • South Central Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
  • Teaching Assistants’ Association, AFT Wisconsin
  • Democracy for Wisconsin

Community Leaders

  • Jessica Doyle, First Lady of Wisconsin
  • Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor of Madison
  • Paul Soglin, Former Mayor of Madison
  • Anne Arnesen, Former School Board Member
  • Barbara Arnold, Former School Board Member
  • Steve Arnold, Fitchburg Common Council
  • Carousel Bayrd, Dane County Board
  • Nick Berigan
  • Spencer Black, Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Nan Brien, Former School Board Member
  • Tim Bruer, Madison Common Council
  • Salvador Carranza, President LUChA
  • Carol Carstensen, Madison School Board
  • Sheri Carter, President Arbor Hills NA
  • Jim Cavanaugh, President SCFL
  • Bill Clingan, Former School Board Member
  • Elaine DeSmidt, Dane County Board
  • Ed Garvey
  • Tim Gruber, Madison Common Council
  • Virginia Henderson
  • Bill Keys, Former School Board Member
  • Austin King, Common Council President
  • Brenda Konkel, Madison Common Council
  • Ashok Kumar, Dane County Board
  • Juan Jose Lopez, Former School Board Member
  • Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff
  • Al Matano, Dane County Board
  • John Matthews, Executive Director MTI
  • Scott McDonell, Dane County Board
  • Milt McPike, UW Regent
  • Steve Morrison
  • Judy Olson, Madison Common Council
  • Rick Phelps, Former County Executive
  • Mark Pocan, Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Kyle Richmond, Dane County Board
  • Fred Risser, Wisconsin State Senate
  • Santiago Rosas, Madison Common Council
  • Arlene Silveira, Madison School Board
  • Addrena Squires
  • Roger Tesch, Fitchburg Common Council
  • Shwaw Vang, Madison School Board
  • Barbara Vedder, Dane County Board
  • Dorothy Wheeler, Dane County Board
  • Ken Zeichner, Assoc Dean UW Sch of Ed
  • Bert Zipperer

Marj’s Former Students

  • Matt Borman
  • Paul Braun
  • Katie Bukowski
  • Kevin Bukstein
  • Barbara Burr
  • John Burr
  • Nikki Clinger
  • Amber Cohen
  • Annalisa Cravens
  • Matthew Dawson
  • Derek Day
  • Mike Derene
  • Gabe Doyle
  • Gus Doyle
  • Danny Fleischman
  • Seth Frei
  • Joseph P. Garcia
  • Jenna Garnett
  • Lauren Gillman
  • Molly Ginsberg
  • Rachael Goodman
  • Mindy Hayden Murphy
  • Trevor Hiestand
  • Jeremy Hill
  • Kayla Hillerns
  • Suzie Hoesly
  • Benjamin Cory Holec
  • Billy Huang
  • Calliope Jordahl
  • Ariel Kazunas
  • Hana Kazunas
  • Jaci Kent
  • Kris Klemens
  • Sarah Klemme
  • Maddie Lux
  • Abby Malesytcki
  • Janet Mohoney
  • Spencer Niess
  • Danny Parker
  • James Peyton
  • Aaron Polans
  • Daniel Polans
  • Alex Pschorr
  • Max Pschorr
  • Molly Rostad
  • Brett Rutlin
  • Tom Rutlin
  • Diana Savage
  • Katie Schmudlach
  • Molly Gwyn Shulman
  • Ryan Smith
  • Wrede Smith
  • Sam Storck Post
  • Alan Sveom
  • Stacy Thompson
  • Jeff Vierstra
  • Kerwin Vincent
  • Torrance Vincent
  • Liz Wagner
  • Madeline Weibel
  • Staff Sgt Amy Weller

Individual Supporters

  • Rose Ableidinger
  • Bill Albert
  • Jane Albert
  • Katy Albert
  • Sue Albert
  • Richard Amasino
  • Mary Anglim
  • Fred Arnold
  • Bonnie Augusta
  • Karen Bauman
  • Steve Bauman
  • Julie Shiner Bazan
  • Nancy Beck
  • Jane Behrens
  • Ron Ben-Ami
  • Sara Ben-Ami
  • Dr. Arnie Benardette
  • Georgia Benkart
  • Helen Bennison
  • Jake Bennison
  • Dennis Bergren
  • Gloria Berman
  • Geri Bernard
  • Barbara Bickford
  • Mona Birong
  • Lori Blahnik
  • Wendy Blanchard
  • Robert Block
  • Stephen Born
  • Dee Boyd
  • Tyler Boyes
  • Lynn Brady
  • Bill Braun
  • Eng Braun
  • David Briles
  • Sara Bringman
  • Winifred Brown
  • Barbara Passman Brownsword
  • Thomas Brownsword
  • Richard Brualdi
  • Calvin Bruce
  • Catherine Bruce
  • Bill Brumsickle
  • Wendy Bucci
  • Karla Bukstein
  • Laura Burden
  • Mary Burke
  • Robert Burke
  • Kathryn Burns
  • Gregory Burr
  • Theresa Burr
  • Sarah Busse
  • Robert Butler
  • Bill Calcese
  • Sarah Calcese
  • Genie Campbell
  • Catherine Caro-Bruce
  • David Carrig
  • Peter Carstensen
  • Donald Chambers
  • Herb Charlan
  • Yogesh Chawla
  • Laura Chern
  • Arlen Christenson
  • Judy Christenson
  • Pam Christenson
  • Harlow Christenson
  • Barb Christopher
  • Elly Chybowski
  • Ann Clark
  • Janet Clinger
  • Charles Cohen
  • Michael Cohen
  • Susan Cohen
  • Andrew Cohn
  • Deborah Little Cohn
  • Gail Coleman
  • Hardin Coleman
  • Anne Colville
  • Carol Compton
  • J. Lin Compton
  • Mary Irene Connor
  • Karen Cook
  • Paul Cook
  • Beverly Crosson
  • Troy Dassler
  • Peter Davis
  • Eileen Potts Dawson
  • Suzanne deBeers
  • Carl Degen
  • Eve Degen
  • Pat Delmore
  • Kathy Derene
  • M. Vere DeVault
  • Marge DeVault
  • Sheryl Dhuey
  • Lukas Diaz
  • Pat DiBiase
  • Rosemary Dorney
  • George Dreckmann
  • Jeffery Edge
  • David Egger
  • Julie Egger
  • Jane Eggl
  • Gloria Eichenseher
  • Gay Eliason
  • Jordan Ellenberg
  • Peggy Ellerkamp
  • Maureen F. Ellsworth
  • Laurie Elwell
  • Lois Evenson
  • Jerry Eykholt
  • Karen Falkner
  • Gene Farley
  • Linda Farley
  • Billy Feitlinger
  • Deborah Finch
  • Evey Fleming
  • Jim Fleming
  • Donald Folberg
  • Suzanne Folberg
  • Laurie Frank
  • Byron Frenz
  • Janet Frenz
  • Albert Friedman
  • Susan Friedman
  • Jan Fullenwider
  • Mary Gandolfo
  • Barbara Gerlach
  • Deb Gilbert
  • Lynn Gilchrist
  • John Gill
  • Joel Gillman
  • Mitch Gillman
  • Monica Gillman
  • Bill Ginsberg
  • Mary Ginsberg
  • Cindy Gleason
  • Neil Gleason
  • Robert Godfrey
  • Dr. Jay Gold
  • Sabrina Gold
  • Les Goldsmith
  • Brian Goodman
  • Cheryl Goodman
  • Mike Goodman
  • Brad Gottschalk
  • Erica Gottschalk
  • Gary Goyke
  • Marsha Gregg
  • Kim Grittner
  • Sara Grode
  • Jeri Grogg
  • Tom Grogg
  • Sheila Guilfoyle
  • Therese Gulbransen
  • Beth Gullickson
  • Hiroshi Gunji
  • Toshiko Gunji
  • Dick Guyot
  • Judy Guyot
  • Annie Habel
  • Jane Hallock
  • Lori Hamann
  • Barb Handa
  • Dick Hanke
  • Shirley Hanke
  • Denise Hanson-Rautiainen
  • Jussi Hanson-Rautiainen
  • Chris Harper
  • Bill Hausler
  • Sue Hausler
  • John Hefte
  • Sandy Hefte
  • Carol Heibel
  • Kelly Heibel
  • Billie Hellerstein
  • Sy Hellerstein
  • Iris Hengst
  • Don Herbel
  • Joanne Herbel
  • Priscilla Herman
  • Scott Herrick
  • Michael Hettinger
  • Jill Hiestand
  • Peter Hill
  • Susie Hobart
  • Dan Hobson
  • Gina Hodgson
  • Mike Hoesly
  • Nan Hoesly
  • Don Holec
  • Susan Holec
  • Laurie Holmquist
  • Laura Holt
  • Michael Holt
  • Carolyn Horton
  • Marisue Horton
  • Michael Horton
  • Wm Pharis Horton
  • James Howard
  • James Hoyt
  • Margaret Hrncirik
  • Martin Isaacs
  • Michael Jacob
  • Barb Jacobs
  • Allison Jaeger
  • Ben Jaeger
  • Mazie Jenkins
  • Tenia Jenkins
  • Dave Jenks
  • Dena Jenks
  • Lee Jennings
  • Susie Jennings
  • Christine Jensen
  • Jason Jensen
  • Alice Jenson
  • Steve Jernegan
  • Frances M Johnson
  • John Johnson
  • Nancy Adams Johnson
  • Sue Johnson
  • Joan T. Jones
  • Jane Kaldor
  • Roberta Kane
  • Lenny Kanter
  • Jackie Kaplan
  • Sharyl Kato
  • Barbara Katz
  • Jane H. Kavaloski
  • Vincent Kavaloski
  • Tom Kazunas
  • Rita Kehl
  • Doug Keillor
  • Sherry Keillor
  • Jim Kellerman
  • Ken Kellogg
  • Linda Kellogg
  • Margot Kennard
  • Eileen Kennedy
  • Barb Keresty
  • Tashi Kessler
  • Amy Keys
  • Linda Keys
  • Carol Kindschi
  • Alexander Kiselev
  • Anna Kivanova
  • Tammy Klaproth
  • Cindy Klemme
  • Sharon Knoop
  • Sharon Koenig
  • Stanley Koenig
  • John Koffel
  • Jill Kolb
  • Willy Kolb
  • Allan Koritzinsky
  • Kathy Koritzinsky
  • Thomas Kozlovsky
  • Anita Krasno
  • Ginny Moore Kruse
  • John Kruse
  • Jim Kuelbs
  • Polly Kuelbs
  • Dale Kunin-Goldsmith
  • Seth Kunin-Goldsmith
  • Thomas Kurtz
  • Joan Kwiatkowski
  • Dr. Margaret S. Lacy
  • Cynthia Laitman
  • Kristine Lamont
  • Howard Landsman
  • Judith Landsman
  • Barb Laughon
  • Joan Laurion
  • Libby Lee
  • Scott Lein
  • Joan Lerman
  • Jeanne Lerum
  • Linda Levi
  • Dan Levin
  • Kathy Levin
  • Susan G. Levy
  • Victor Levy
  • Tom Liebl
  • Andy Lifson
  • Kathy Lipp
  • Mike Lipp
  • Mary Litzer
  • Elaine Lohr
  • Martin Lorenz
  • Heather Lott
  • Ron Lott
  • Patti Lucas
  • Steve Lucas
  • Louise Lund
  • Jessa Lutz
  • Tim Lutz
  • K A Lux
  • Jean MacCubbin
  • Jill Maidenberg
  • Ken Maiman
  • Art Mann
  • Sharon Mann
  • Hon. Marjorie Margolies
  • Lee Heh Margolies
  • Barbara Marten
  • Bill Marten
  • Percy Mather
  • Barbara Matthews
  • Andy Mayhall
  • Megin McDonell
  • Steve McKay
  • Linda McQuillen
  • Carol Medaris
  • Alanna Medearis
  • Linda Medland
  • Mike Medland
  • Julie Melton
  • Jose Mendoza
  • Kevin Mertz
  • TJ Mertz
  • Lauren Mikol
  • Sue Milch
  • Phil Miles
  • Cookie Miller
  • Jon Miller
  • Maurine Miller
  • Julie Mitchell
  • Victor Mohoney
  • Pat Mooney
  • Sue Mooney
  • Lucy Moore
  • Jane Morgan
  • Steve Morgan
  • Janet Morrow
  • Penny Mory
  • Cheryl Moskoff
  • Michael Moskoff
  • Joe Moskwa
  • Beth Moss
  • Duncan Moss
  • Sue Mowris
  • Lisa Muench
  • Donna Murdoch
  • Fern Murdoch
  • Elaine Murphy
  • Joyce Murphy
  • Alex Nagel
  • Yvonne Nagel
  • Charlene Nelson
  • Linda Nelson
  • Margaret Nelson
  • Aileen Nettleton
  • Allan Nettleton
  • Don Neumeyer
  • Jane Neumeyer
  • Fred Newmann
  • Ann Niedermeier
  • John Oaks
  • Rebecca Oaks
  • Mary O’Connell
  • Susan O’Leary
  • Julie Olsen
  • Ken Opin
  • Artie Orlik
  • Peter Orlik
  • Candy Oyler
  • Georgie Palmer
  • Lynn Parker
  • Thomas Parker
  • Ruth Parter
  • Seymour Parter
  • Jonathan Passman
  • Pamela Passman
  • Richard Pegg
  • Susan Pegg
  • Oliver Perry
  • Susan Perry
  • Tammy Peyton
  • Tim Peyton
  • Marveen Phelps
  • Russell Phelps
  • Bob Philbin
  • Nathan Phoenix
  • Natasha Pierce
  • Steve Pike
  • Pat Plaisted
  • David Poklinkoski
  • Jacque Pokorney
  • Arthur Polans
  • Andrienne Pressman
  • Caroline Pschorr
  • Steven Pschorr
  • Susan Pschorr
  • Mary Ramberg
  • Renee Ramsdell
  • Robert Ramsdell
  • Christine Reeb
  • Richard Reeb
  • Henny Regnier
  • William Rettig
  • Juana Reyes
  • Anne Reynolds
  • Nancy Reynolds
  • Lucerne Rice
  • Mary Kay Richards
  • Mondest (Rick) Richards
  • Sara Richards
  • Ron Richardson
  • Claire Rider
  • Dan Rider
  • Nancy Risser
  • Carrie Macklin Ritz
  • Peter Ritz
  • Dan Roberts
  • Celeste Robins
  • Jim Roseberry
  • Hannah Rosenthal
  • Jules Rosenthal
  • Marge Rosenthal
  • Carol Ross
  • Harry Roth
  • Karen Roth
  • Jayne Roth-Mohoney
  • Nancy Rottier
  • Barb Rubin
  • Mary Ellen Rudin
  • Walter Rudin
  • Allen Ruff
  • Richard Russell
  • Robin Rutlin
  • Terry Rutlin
  • Ed Sadlowski
  • Susie Samuels
  • Norma Satter
  • Sandra Savage
  • Loraine Schacher
  • Murray Schacher
  • Rosemarie Schiavo
  • Tony Schiavo
  • Chris Schindler
  • Tanya Schlam
  • Charles S. Schmid
  • Dawn Schmid
  • Karin Schmidt
  • Hans Schneider
  • Miriam Schneider
  • Myra Schultz
  • Patty Schultz
  • Ray Schultz
  • Jack Schuster
  • Linette Scott
  • Paul Scott
  • Andreas Seeger
  • Susanne Seeger
  • Clare Seguin
  • Vicky Selkowe
  • Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner
  • Daryl Sherman
  • Mark Shults
  • Steve Siehr
  • Judy Sikora
  • Mary Silveira
  • Jan Silvers
  • Anita Simansky
  • Jim Sime
  • Rose Sime
  • Charnan Simon
  • Amanda Simsiman
  • Roger Simsiman
  • Ruby Simsiman
  • Judy Skog
  • Ken Skog
  • Bruce Slayton
  • Meri Slayton
  • Joseph Sloup
  • Marlys Sloup
  • Lance Small
  • Lynne Small
  • Chuck Smalley
  • Connie Smalley
  • Lisa Smith
  • Sara Soglin
  • Cyndie Spencer
  • Leonard C. Speth
  • Barbara Spitz
  • Jeff Spitzer-Resnick
  • Mary Spoerke
  • Debbie Stamler
  • Ralph Stamler
  • Jan Sternbach
  • Tracy Surprise
  • Christine Sveom
  • Trent Sveom
  • Beth Swedeen
  • Shirley Swenson
  • Louanne Szejna
  • Bob Tabachnick
  • Jeanne Tabachnick
  • Robin Taylor
  • Cindy Terrill
  • Paul Terwilliger
  • Mary Teselle
  • Gerald Thain
  • Priscilla Thain
  • Richard Thal
  • Mary Thilly
  • Roy Thilly
  • Teri Thomas
  • Carol Tiemann
  • Fred Tiemann
  • Susan Tikalsky
  • Marcia Topel
  • Betty Torgerson
  • Ernie Torgerson
  • Maureen Torphy
  • Colene Troendle
  • Tim Valdez
  • Doua Vang
  • Nancy Vedder-Shults
  • Kim Vergeront
  • Carole Vincent
  • Ken Volante
  • Donna Vukelich
  • Paula Wagner
  • Vince Wagner
  • Andrew Waity
  • Sandy Waity
  • Mona Wasow
  • Pat Watkins
  • Carol Weidel
  • Dina P. Weinbach
  • Liz Whitesel
  • Bill Whitford
  • Lynn Whitford
  • Barbara Widder
  • Barb Wiesner
  • Ken Wiesner
  • Ann Wiley
  • Georgia Wiley
  • Helen Williamson
  • Robert Williamson
  • Carol Wilson
  • Elsie Wilson
  • Robert Wilson
  • Mona Winston
  • Robert Winters
  • Dave Wixom
  • Bill Wolford
  • Daniel Wood
  • Marianne Wood
  • Patricia Wood
  • Jackie Woodruff
  • Lauren Woods
  • Rita Xistris
  • Tonghai Yang
  • Phyllis Young
  • Jim Youngerman
  • Nan Youngerman
  • Dace Zeps
  • Brianna Zitlow
  • Beth Zurbuchen