In electoral comedy, conservative Brian Mattson promises to bring gender diversity to the Sioux Falls school board and challenge the current matriarchy that fails to represent voices like his:
As the male candidate in this race, I bring a unique perspective and a desire to diversify the voices on our predominantly female school board. It’s important that our board reflects the diversity of the families and the communities we serve, and that includes gender diversity. Representation matters, and having a balanced gender representation on our board can lead to more inclusive and comprehensive decision making. I am committed to making sure that every voice is heard and every perspective is considered in the decisions that shape our district’s future [Brian Mattson, campaign video, posted to YouTube 2023.05.12].
Mattson is a conservative Patriot Ripple Effect candidate seeking to bring guns into the schools. But usually conservatives like Mattson and PRE deem diversity, equity, and inclusion a divisive concept and an authoritarian ideology anathema to their values. I’d like to think Mattson has seen the light… but it’s obvious that he’s just being a smartass covering his own authoritarianism.
The Sioux Falls school board election is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16.