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Lori Lovstad is one of those rare school board members who are a part board member, part bully and part hypocrite — all rolled into one. In the past, she has ridiculed genuinely concerned Ankeny parents. She was also caught on a hot mic after a meeting laughing about wanting armed guards.

At Tuesday night’s board meeting, Lovstad drew jeers from the crowd and displayed a testy, snarky personality once again.


“Are you done,” she asked those in attendance. “OK, thank you.”

When the crowd asked if she was done, she replied, “no, we have a job to do yet. We have a meeting to keep going. So thank you all for sharing your opinions.”

Lovstad was one of the five Ankeny board members who voted to require little kids wear masks throughout the day in the district despite the wishes of parents or the kids themselves.

Yet when Lovstad turned in her nomination papers for re-election, she appeared maskless. If she genuinely believes the things she espouses — that loving thy neighbor includes wearing a mask — it is clear Lovstad had no love for the people near her in these photos and her behavior was reckless. That is by her own standard, of course.

More left-wing “do as I say, not as I do” so-called leadership. It is sad someone uses their perceived power to force little kids to wear something over their face for hours and hours at a time.

Keep in mind, the Ankeny mask mandate only applies during the school day, which highlights the fact these board members don’t really believe the virus is that dangerous — they just love being able to tell other people what they have to do.

Author: Jacob Hall

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