BROOKSVILLE — Longtime Spring Hill insurance agent and business owner Don Whiting has filed to run for the Hernando County School Board District 1 seat, currently held by John Sweeney.
Whiting will face Sweeney and challenger Mark Johnson in the August primary election.
Whiting is the owner of Whiting Insurance in Spring Hill, a business he has owned since he moved to Hernando County in 1982.
Whiting, 68, feels he would bring a unique perspective and strong decision-making skills to the School Board.
Whiting, who has five children and five grandchildren, has had kids in both private and public schools in Hernando. His wife has also done some homeschooling.
He said he feels he can do a better job of representing the people in the district than Sweeney.
Whiting previously has run for Hernando County Commission and lost.