Clay County School Board - District 4

Published On: Oct 14 2012 02:13:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2012 08:44:17 PM EDT

School board races in Districts 3 and 4 weren't settled in the primary and will appear on the General Election ballot countywide.  Scroll down to read about the two candidates in the District 4 race.

Frank Farrell


AGE: 76
FAMILY:  Married (Janet Start) 51 years; 3 children; 8 grandchildren
OCCUPATION:  School Board member; retired corporate executive
EDUCATION:  B.A. Siena College; graduated school University of Illinois; advance managment program, General Electric Co.; officer's artillery/missile school, U.S. Army
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Elected School Board - Ridgefield, Conn./Clay County, Fla.; governors' appointments to educational committees, Connecticut/New York; chairman, Center of the Book.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "Successful implementation of the Student Success Act.
  2. "Maintaining/improving District performance in a fiscally challenging environment.
  3. "Addressing classroom discipline issues and excessive reporting requirements as they distract from the classroom teachers' abilities to deliver effective and meaningful education experiences to the class."

HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  Farrell08.homestead.com/ | Facebook/FrankJFarrell

Johnna McKinnon


AGE:  49
FAMILY:   Married to Scott McKinnon; 3 sons: Chris (27), Brandon & Richard (twins, (25)
OCCUPATION:  Business leader, operations manager for GE Aviation, Jacksonville
EDUCATION:  High school graduate, military education and training, some college (professional aeronautics at Embry-Riddle University and business administration at Liberty University)
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  No prior political experience

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "Preserving community values and protecting Constitutional liberties.
  2. "Advancing academic excellence with policies that support innovation, engagement and empowerment, while addressing revisionist History and American Exceptionalism in textbooks.
  3. "Restoring Public confidence and trust in the School Board."

HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  JohnnaMcKinnon.com | Facebook.com/pages/Johnna-McKinnon