Meet the candidates: Okaloosa County School Board

School Board candidiates
Graphic by BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:14 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Incumbents in each of the three School Board races face challengers in the Aug. 26 primary election.

The News Bulletin invited the seven candidates to share their positions with voters. They defended their positions on issues including Common Core standards and classroom instruction time.

Our Aug. 13-15 edition will feature profiles of candidates for clerk of court/comptroller and Board of County Commissioners, District 4.


Cindy Frakes (incumbent)

Personal: Husband Bernie; two sons, Russ and Steven, both attending Okaloosa County schools; and nine grandchildren

West Florida Regional Planning Council, governor appointee, (past chair); Florida Planning Councils Association (past president); Okaloosa Value Adjustment Board (School Board representative); Okaloosa Public School Foundation (School Board representative); Okaloosa RESTORE Advisory Committee (School Board representative); Florida School Boards Association (various committees); Northwest Florida Manufacturing Council (School Board representative); and Economic Development Council (past chair)

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