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One new member, two reappointed to State Board of Education

Joe York, 49, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the state Board of Education until Dec. 31, 2020. York, the president of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, succeeds Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey.
Published Jan. 16, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday announced the reappointments of Marva Johnson and Andy Tuck and the new appointment of Joe York to the State Board of Education.

Board chairwoman Johnson, of Winter Garden, and vice chair Tuck, of Sebring, are both 48 and have been reappointed for a term ending Dec. 31, 2021. York succeeds Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey for a term beginning Jan. 12, 2018 to December 31, 2020.

York, 49, of Ponte Vedra Beach, is the president of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has a background in communications and legislative reform. He currently serves as the chairman of the Jacksonville Port Authority and was appointed on to the board by the governor in 2010.

The state has not made a decision about board member Michael Olenick's board seat. His term expired at the end of 2016 and he continues to serve without having been renominated.

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