All three Hernando School Board incumbents have challengers
No last-minute surprises materialized in the Hernando School Board races. All three incumbents – Dianne Bonfield, Sandra Nicholson and John Sweeney -- qualified to run, and all three have challengers.
Sweeney, in his first term in the District 1 seat, will face Nilsa Colon Toro, a former school paraprofessional who now works as a receptionist at Springstead High School.
Bonfield, nearing the end of her first four-year term the District 3 seat, will face Keane Chapman, a national sales manager for Alumi-Guard Inc. in Brooksville. Chapman didn’t live in District 3 when he pre-filed and had to move to a new home about six miles away from his previous residence to be eligible to run for the seat.
Nicholson, in her fourth term in the District 5 seat, has two challengers: Michael Bainum is a teacher at Hernando High School, and Cynthia Moore is a former Hernando County teacher who now volunteers as a receptionist at Brooksville Elementary.