IDFW: Is this why you’re running for the DISD Board of Trustees?
Resendez: Well, think about this: close to 90% of kids in DISD qualify for free or reduced school lunches, which means they come from economically disadvantaged homes, kind of like me. I want
to see our kids be successful. Their success is directly correlated to the success of our city, our state and our country. We need to have a work force that’s ready to take on these 21st century jobs and stay competitive with the world. These kids are our future, we need to educate them.
IDFW: What will you be bringing to the table as a trustee?
Resendez: My perspective and my background. I’m not an expert in anything, but I can’t think of one person with the same perspective as me. Coming from where I come from, going through what I went through with the war, UT Law, and now as an attorney. I also advocate for others on a daily basis, which is something I plan on doing as a trustee, advocate for children and education.
Regarding our future generations, Resendez suggests parents instill the importance of reading at an early age. “Reading is related to education and success, it’s the reason why I’m running as trustee. Knowledge is Power, no matter what you pursue in life. This is what most successful people have in common; they read a lot! I feel that strongly about it. Reading is the key to success.”
Without a doubt, Mr. Resendez would have a bright future in politics, should he ever decide to pursue one. Resendez, however, insists he’s just taking it one day at a time. “If I am elected, I want to completely commit myself to serve as a trustee,” states Resendez. “If I feel comfortable in that position and that’s where I will make the biggest difference, I will stay there as long as I can.”