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Leon County School Board Candidates Forum

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The dais for the Leon County School Board is certain to have some new faces after the next election cycle.  The question is--how many new faces and personalities?  Our next meeting will feature a candidates forum involving Leon County School Board Member Districts 1, 2 and 4 where only one incumbent is seeking re-election.  In District 1, Derron Bennett and Forrest Van Camp are challenging to replace Sheila Costigan who is retiring from the School Board.  District 2 will feature a two person race between incumbent Dee Crumpler and challenger Dianne Williams-Cox.  The race for District 4, formerly held by Fred Varn, includes five candidates including Jon Conley, Jose Blas Lorenzo, Jr., Rosa Freeman Lovett, DeeDee Rasmussen, and Floyd Self.   The campaigns are in full swing and this may be the last joint appearance for the candidates to distinguish themselves prior to the August 26 primary.  What are their motivations for running?  Where are they getting their support?  Where do they stand on your issue(s)?  All of these questions and more are sure to surface at the next meeting of the Capital Tiger Bay Club scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the Silver Slipper!


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