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Pasco School Board member to seek reelection



Incumbent Pasco County School Board member Alison Crumbley has made her reelection bid official.

Crumbley filed her candidacy paperwork with the county elections office Tuesday afternoon, formally kicking off her quest for a third term serving District 4.

"Although I think our district is doing well, there is always a lot of work to do," Crumbley said. "We need to continue enhancing our career and technical education, and, as always, enhancing the arts."

She also talked about the need to lower district dropout rates and provide added academic options for students.

"We can't always make budgets the excuse," she said. "We have to be more creative than we have been."

Crumbley was first elected in 2010 to a partial term. She won reelection unopposed in 2012. She currently faces no opposition.

The District 2 seat, currently held by chairwoman Joanne Hurley, also is up this year. Hurley is not seeking another term, and Land O'Lakes educator and parent activist Colleen Beaudoin is the sole candidate for the post.

Superintendent Kurt Browning has filed to run for a second four-year term.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 1:29pm]


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