Utica, NY–Citizen Action of New York has announced its endorsement of James Paul III for Utica City School Board.

Paul is a veteran, parent in the school district, and actively involved with youth programs in the community. He stood out to members of the Citizen Action Endorsement Committee for his commitment to positive school climate through increased teacher diversity, culturally relevant curriculum, and improved parent engagement.

“We’re proud to be endorsing James Paul for Utica City School Board. James will work to rebuild the relationship between the community and the School Board. We can count on him to prioritize the needs of students, ensure greater transparency in the decision-making process, and create a healthier and more positive school climate,” said John Furman, State Board Member for Citizen Action of New York.

“Our future leaders sit in our classrooms today. A quality education that is as diverse and culturally relevant as our students will move those future leaders to demand a world that reflects the same,” said James Paul III, candidate for Utica City School Board.

Citizen Action of New York is a statewide, grassroots organizations with eight chapters and thousands of active members.