In a press release today, Hill points to this statement on Mansfield's website that "District 3′s current representative has indicated a desire to get this passed as quickly as possible." Hill calls that statement "demonstrably false."
"Time and time again, I have declared that we need to slow the assignment process down," Hill says in the press release. "In fact, I asked whether we 'wanted to do it quickly or correctly' when we discussed the timing."
Hill also points to how he's criticized the lack of public hearings and "have advocated for public participation and debate even as others have sought to limit public involvement."
"I have stood up for certain principles when it comes to assignment such as the need for stability, a long range plan that deals with growth and the essential need to make sure that every school, in every community, is a strong school that serves all students," Hill says.
That is my record, and that is the truth this election cycle. I ask that Jennifer Mansfield’s campaign remove the statement related to my role in assignment and cease in making such accusations moving forward."