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Kurt Browning: Not superintendent-elect yet, but not acting too worried



As we've noted several times, former Florida secretary of state Kurt Browning delicately avoids calling himself Pasco County's superintendent-elect -- even as almost everyone around him treats him as if he's just waiting for the Nov. 20 swearing in.

But Browning, who still faces a write-in candidate in November, sure doesn't seem too worried. Consider this: In the final reporting period of his primary fight with incumbent Heather Fiorentino, Browning collected about $13,500 in campaign contributions and spent nearly $31,000 to defeat Fiorentino.

In the month that followed his primary victory, Browning brought in $558 -- that's one $500 contribution and a $58 refund from Bright House Networks.

He spent $4,745, all for expenses incurred during the primary. Meanwhile, he continued to research school management ideas, and began meeting with district staff to get insights into current operations.

He's got three more days of such interviews scheduled for next week. Browning tells the Gradebook that he hopes to have a detailed transition plan, including a proposed administrative reorganization, completed and available soon after. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:20pm]


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