Did a principal of a Wilmington, Delaware elementary school participate in electioneering?
The below picture just showed up in my email inbox. The alleged letter is from the Principal of Stubbs Elementary School in the Christina School District. The picture would suggest Stubbs E.S. Principal Jeffers Brown fully endorses Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend for Congress. What’s the big deal? He is acting as an employee of the Christina School District. The title states “From the desk of Principal Jeffers Brown”. Not Jeffers Brown, taxpaying citizen, but Principal Jeffers Brown. I do not know how or if the below letter was sent out to the public. I don’t know who received the letter. I don’t know if it was placed in students’ backpacks to be sent home to parents. I don’t know if it was mailed. What I do know, if Principal Jeffers Brown did allegedly commit possible electioneering, that is explicitly against Christina School District Board of Education policy and Delaware election laws.
This matter has been brought to the attention of the Christina School District but no response has been released yet. I would have to wonder, personally, how this letter came about in the first place. The letter does not state it was paid for by “Friends of Bryan Townsend for Congress” or anything like that and I would hope the Townsend camp would know that is a possible violation of Delaware law and possibly Federal law as well because this is a federal office. Is this something Principal Jeffers Brown did on his own or was he asked to do it? Was he the only employee of the district who put pen to paper with his signature as a school employee? Is there similar campaign literature coming out of the Townsend camp with similar wording? If so, please send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and all will be kept anonymous. While writing this article, I was informed there is an envelope with a P.O. Box on it but I have yet to receive a copy of such an envelope if it exists.
This article will most assuredly continue to receive updates as developments become more clear. If Principal Jeffers Brown wishes to contact me as well, I would be more than happy to hear his side of the story behind this letter. While I do not personally endorse Senator Townsend for Congress for reasons I have written about on this blog, I would be putting this article up no matter which candidate may have benefitted from a potential electioneering process as could be in the above letter.
Updated, 4:44pm: I received a copy of the envelope this was sent from. In the below picture it states “From the desk of Jeffers Brown” with an address of PO Box 1729. I did a quick search and found out where this address comes from:
But this… this is not good at all…