Simon Salinas

Simon Salinas

Plano School District, Place 7, TX

2023 Endorsement

Simon is a recent graduate of Plano ISD and a current substitute teacher who holds an Associate's degree in General Studies and a Political Science certification from Collin College. While in high school, he served on the Diversity Advisory Committee for Plano ISD, where he advocated for the diverse communities he represents, and earned four healthcare-related certifications. Simon has been planning his campaign for two years and even knocked on doors during his high school lunch period. He has also volunteered on multiple congressional, federal, and local campaigns.

Simon's motivation for running stems from his experiences as a student during the COVID-19 pandemic. He witnessed decisions being made that impacted him, his classmates, and his teachers, and felt that their voices were not being heard. As a member of Gen Z, Simon brings a unique perspective to the School Board that has not been represented before. He is passionate about giving a voice to those who have been underrepresented and ensuring that every student, regardless of background, has access to a high-quality education.

With his background as a substitute teacher and his advocacy work, Simon has a deep understanding of the challenges facing students and educators in Plano ISD. He is committed to ensuring that every student has a safe and inclusive learning environment, expanding access to educational opportunities, and promoting equity across the district. Simon believes that by bringing a new perspective and fresh ideas to the School Board, he can help create positive change in Plano ISD.