My name is Sam Sotolongo, and I am a special education teacher at Bassick High School. I have worked with Rich Deecken since 2013, and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy for the State Senate in District 22.
In Rich’s time as a social studies teacher, he has forged deep connections with both students and staff. He is the advisor of several student organizations, coached football, and recently became the social studies department chair. Rich recently won the Kathy Silver Award for teaching excellence from the Daniel Trust Foundation. Rich is also known as “the Voice of the Bassick Lions” and is heard in the public address booth at Bassick athletic events, cheering our students on to success.