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Hernando School Board member Sandy Nicholson wants fourth term



PicSNicholson copy BROOKSVILLE - A veteran Hernando County School Board member wants to come back for more.

Sandy Nicholson prefiled for re-election Thursday to return for a fourth four-year term.

Nicholson, a 61-year-old Brooksville resident and a former office manager for her husband’s engineering firm, said she had “no doubts” that she would seek re-election.

When asked why not, she laughed.

“I just think it’s very good for the county to have a diverse representation of the population on the board,” Nicholson said.

Asked to elaborate, she said of her current board members, “They’re all former teachers except me.”

Nicholson also said she’s especially motivated to run to help the school through tough budget times ahead.

And who is Nicholson’s sole opponent for the District 5 seat so far? You guessed it: a former teacher.

Cynthia Moore of Brooksville, who prefiled earlier this month, was an elementary school teacher in the Hernando County School District for 40 years before retiring at the end of the 2003-04 school year. She also is a past president of the Hernando Classroom Teachers Association.

The other seat up for grabs this year is District 3 held by Dianne Bonfield, who has not announced whether she will seek re-election. Vivian V. Coogler of Brooksville has prequalified to run for that seat.

Tony Marrero, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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