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Christian Moye, Candidate for Moorestown BOE

Moye, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is making his second run at the school board after an unsuccessful write-in campaign last year.

General Information

Name : Mr. Christian John Moye
Also known as : Chris
Date of birth : 08 November 1961
Place of residence : Moorestown, NJ

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Kettering University (General Motors Institute)
Degree : Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering
Year of graduation : 1984

Grad school

University : Harvard Business School
Degree : MBA
Year of graduation : 1989

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : NA

Political Information

Party affiliation : Independent
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Board of Education
Chamber/district: Moorestown
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices:

Campaign Manager

Name : Marty Hagerty
Title :

Other facts

I have been an adjunct professor at Wharton Business School since 2004, teaching in their MBA and exec MBA programs.

Editor's note: The above information comes directly from the candidate.

Chris Moye September 15, 2012 at 08:20 PM
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY YES. Please see my detailed reply to your question on Dave Weinstein's profile comments. People that know me well know that I think this is a critical issue for all levels of government, and the only real way we will get control of our expenditures. We do NOT have a revenue problem, we have a SPENDING problem. That problem, at its' root, is related to benefits (even more than salaries), causing "long tail" spending problems. I do not know Dimitri but he apparently is knowledgeable about this point, since he has looked at the cost structure of the schools and knows that 83 percent of the budget is salaries and benefits. I suspect that he and I would be aligned on the key issues. The only way we will accomplish two seemingly divergent objectives of 1) improving education - which we MUST do to allow our children a good chance to compete in the global economy - and 2) keeping our taxes under control, is to look at ALL expenditures closely. THIS WILL BE HARD AND INVOLVE SAYING NO TO SOME SO WE CAN SAY YES TO OTHERS. I am an EXPERT at cost containment (see my background on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=626137&trk=tab_pro) and know how this is done in the business world. I am NOT saying that education is the SAME as for-profit business, but there are principles that can and should be applied. Fundamentally this will require us to define our priorities. Not everything can be a top priority.
Ed Nice September 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Did he say principals ???? I think we have about 20 of them at the high school alone if you include the vise principals? LOL
sml352 October 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I registered as a Republican years ago in order to vote in a Republican primary and I have never bothered to change my affiliation but I vote for candidates not parties and always have.
Buck October 21, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Chris some well reasoned comments here. You've got my vote. Good luck.
alex taylor November 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
The article in Nov 13th's Philly Inquirer says it all. The article foused on Brandon Pugh "From Schoolboy to School Board. Hard-Charging Brandon Pugh 19, Won A Seat". Quoted in the article was Moye. Whan asked about Pugh, Moye said, “I didn’t give him a second thought.” Moye also said, "He said he found it “kind of insulting” to be compared with Pugh. It is statements like these that say a ton about a person's character. And this is not the character the school board needs. Perhaps next time Moye will be less arrogant and condescending to an opponent who quite frankly "kicked his butt".

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