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Candidates for Nassau County School Board - District 5

Tyrone A. Blue

Republican

Age: 49

Candidate's family: Wife - Cynthia J., Son - Tyler C.

Occupation: Educator

Education: B.S. Political Science, M.S. Educational Leadership, EdD Educational Leadership

Political experience: First time running for political office

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?                                                                                             Increasing the graduation rate College readiness Providing a high quality education for all students

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?                                                    28 years as an educator, 11 years of teaching experience, 17 years in administration, the last 10 as a principal. Additionally, I have been an adjunct professor the last 11 years; I am an experienced educator, equipped from via a plethora of sources which include: professional development, experience as a teacher, experience as an administrator, experience as a college professor, experience as a coach, and as a parent. This allows me to bring a wide range of experience and expertise as it relates to education.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?                                     I did what was best for all students and that I ensured that students got the best education possible! That I considered the views of stakeholders I was accessible and accountable for the performance of our schools

Campaign website: TyroneBlue.org

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Jonathan Petree

Republican

Age: 43

Candidate's family: Wife- Jessica, plus four small children ages 11 months, 3 years, 6 years, and 8 years.

Occupation: Teacher, Mentor, Business Owner for 14 years

Education: West Nassau High School graduate. University of North Florida- Bachelors of Business Administration.

Political experience: None

What do you see as the top three issues in this race? 1) School safety. 2) Over testing of students. We need to let our teachers teach, and our children learn instead of having to place so much emphasis on the assessment tests. 3) Reduce federal government over-reach. There should be more local control, and decision making. Moving away from Common Core.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot? I come from a family of educators. And as a teacher, mentor, and small business owner of 14 years, I bring a unique crosssection of skill sets from both the public, and private sector that will allow me to see and understand the issues on a micro, and macro level.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 1) That I helped in the advancement of college, and vocational opportunities, for all students. 2) That I helped secure our schools, and increased the safety of our elementary schools to outside threats. 3) That I was a team player, and a voice for the teachers, parents, and children of Nassau County.          

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Facebook and/or Twitter pages: Facebook.com/Jonathan-Petree-for-Nassau-County-School-Board-District-5