Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando County School Board member Sweeney files for re-election bid


Sweeney files papers to keep school seat

The last Hernando School Board incumbent has made it official. John Sweeney, nearing the end of his first four-year term in the District 1 seat, filed papers Friday for his re-election bid.

The Times reported last week that the 47-year-old Sweeney, who owns a wine store and bar in Spring Hill, had decided to run again. Nilsa Colon Toro, a receptionist at Springstead High School, filed to run for the seat last November.

Board member Sandra Nicholson filed last July to seek a fifth term in the District 5 seat and so far has two challengers: Michael Bainum and Cynthia Moore.

Board member Dianne Bonfield, ending her first term in District 3, filed this week. One challenger, Vi Coogler, dropped out to support Bonfield. The other, Keane Chapman, says he is committed to the race.

The qualifying period for School Board races is June 14 to 18. Candidates must collect 1,230 signatures from registered Hernando voters or pay a fee of $1,316.48.

Hernando County School Board member Sweeney files for re-election bid 04/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Kriseman invites Steph Curry to St. Pete on Twitter


    Mayor Rick Kriseman is no stranger to tweaking President Donald Trump on social media.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman took to Twitter Saturday evening to wade into President Donald Trump's latest social media scuffle
  2. Death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico


    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island.

    Crew members assess electrical lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Friday in Puerto Rico. Mobile communications systems are being flown in but “it’s going to take a while.”
  3. N. Korea says strike against U.S. mainland is 'inevitable'


    North Korea's foreign minister warned Saturday that a strike against the U.S. mainland is "inevitable" because President Donald Trump mocked leader Kim Jong Un with the belittling nickname "little rocketman."

  4. All-eyes photo gallery: Florida State Seminoles loss to the N.C. State Wolfpack


    View a gallery of images from the Florida State Seminoles 27-21 loss to the N.C. State Wolfpack Saturday in Tallahassee. The Seminoles will face Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    Florida State Seminoles fans sing the fight song during the Florida State Seminoles game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack on September 23, 2017, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.  At the half, North Carolina State Wolfpack 17, Florida State Seminoles 10.
  5. Helicopter, small aircraft collide at Clearwater Air Park


    CLEARWATER — Two people suffered minor injuries after a helicopter and a small aircraft collided late Saturday afternoon at Clearwater Air Park, 1000 N Hercules Ave.

    Clearwater Fire Department emergency personal douse a plane with fire retardant after the plane crashed into a helicopter at Clearwater Air Park 1000 N Hercules Ave. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. According to Clearwater Fire two people sustained minor injuries. [Photo by Clearwater Fire Department]