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Kurt Browning files to run for Pasco schools superintendent



After making his final commute home from Tallahassee on Thursday evening, Kurt Browning filed papers Friday morning to begin his campaign to oust Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino.

The county's former long-time elections supervisor officially resigned as secretary of state this week, after certifying the Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary. He will take on Fiorentino in the Aug. 14 GOP primary.

Browning said he did not quit the job specifically to run for superintendent. But he added that he felt compelled to seek the post after many residents across the county asked him to do so.

"I am more than flattered in the confidence they have in me that we can fix the district," Browning said. "The voters are going to have a choice."

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[Last modified: Friday, February 17, 2012 11:34am]


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