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I am one member of a five person board. The opinions I express on this forum are mine only, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Escambia County Staff, Administrators, Employees, or anyone else associated with Escambia County Florida. I am interested in establishing this blog as a means of additional transparency to the public, outreach to the community, and information dissemination to all who choose to look. Feedback is welcome, but because public participation is equally encouraged, appropriate language and decorum is mandatory.








Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thank You District 1!

I've Been Re-elected Unopposed--Thank You District 1 Voters!

The 2014 Campaign for Escambia County School Board, District 1, has ended.  At 12:01 yesterday afternoon, the last day of qualifying, I received a call from Supervisor of Elections Mr. David Stafford.

 He called to let me know that no other candidates had entered my race by the deadline, and therefore I had been re-elected without opposition.

Although I had prepared for a grueling race, I'm extremely grateful and very much humbled that the people in my district saw fit to send me back to the board for another term without any opposition.  To my constituents in district 1--  I will continue to work as hard as I can for you to make our schools as best they can be;  I'll continue to keep it real and challenge the status quo wherever and whenever it appears, and I will always put students, parents, and taxpayers first--nothing is changing in that regard going forward.  That is my promise to you, that is what I'll do.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

I thought about running against you but I'm not experienced enough. :-P. Maybe next time, if I'm still in Pcola.

Jeff Bergosh said...

Lorraine-You should always follow your heart and if led to do so you should have run. I know you and I are both concerned about students, however I know we are diametrically opposed with respect to some education issues. Nevertheless, I would have welcomed the challenge, I would have welcomed the debate on the issues. However, at the end of the day, I feel as though a majority of district 1 lines up with my conservative approach; Your view may be more widely accepted in pockets of the country in the Northeast or perhaps the San Francisco Bay area of California--areas that are very liberal. It's all a moot point at this stage though. Best of luck to you.

Lorraine said...

I don't like labels, so I don't call myself liberal as such. What a label tends to do is cause one to support an issue solely because it fits into a category that one identifies with. It reminds me of the identity people have with football games...I am a Gator, so Go Gators no matter what. Likewise, I am a conservative, so whatever fits the conservative label, I agree with. Same for liberal, or whatever else. It also causes division among people. So, if I am Gator, I just don't like you because you're a Seminole. You're a liberal, so I just don't like you. What simplistic thinking!

Would love to meet again to talk more about school discipline and new ideas...just read an awesome article on Social-Emotional Learning that's being implemented in California. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/a_new_model_of_school_reform

Anyway, genuine congrats on your reelection. It just means I have more time to try to convince you to think like me, wahahahaha!