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Hernando GOP to offer advice on vacant School Board seat



Never mind that the position of School Board member is nonpartisan in Florida.

The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee has decided to interview candidates seeking to fill the term of Pat Fagan, who resigned from the board earlier this month, and offer its opinion to Gov. Rick Scott, who will choose.

"The goal here is to possibly recommend an applicant who will look out for the best interests of the students while being a good steward of taxpayer dollars," REC chairman Blaise Ingoglia said in a news release.

The planned action has drawn some criticism. Read the full story here.

[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 2:06pm]


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