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Pasco School Board race draws its first official candidate



Skipper headshot IMG_4935fxsm The election is about a year away. But with name recognition low, aspirants for Pasco County School Board continue to roll out their campaigns now in hopes of gaining some attention and, perhaps, momentum.

The latest candidate to emerge is Sallie Skipper, a New Port Richey lawyer and former campaign treasurer for superintendent Heather Fiorentino. Skipper filed her preliminary paperwork with the Pasco elections office late last week to seek the School Board District 3 seat currently held by Cathi Martin.

Skipper began introducing herself as a possible candidate earlier this month. She also had signaled her interest in joining the board back in the spring, when Martin announced (and later rescinded) her resignation.

"My experience as an attorney and trustee for a non-profit preparatory school, together with my efforts with the Pasco-Hernando Community College Advisory Board and as a new member of its Board of Directors, has given me a unique perspective on the difficult issues facing our school system today," Skipper said in a release. "My desire is to help bring a direction to our education system that will serve Pasco County today and in the future."

Martin has not yet said whether she will seek a fourth term.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:40am]


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