Public Unions pretty much steer this progressive oppressive government perversion subjugating the Republic's citizens and ignoring Constitutional tenets. This current progressive government has effectively destroyed the concept of anything resembling a representative government for and by the people.
Voting for any politician, left, right, or incumbent, especially locally--which have been bought via a political contribution by any public union, notably, teachers unions-- is a vote for more taxes, more government and more repressive regressive regulation. All of it; laws, taxes, regulation and dumb ideas are promulgated from within the progressive government union vacuum. Vote aware.