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Columbia County School Board

Three seats on the Columbia County School Board will be up for election this year: District 1, District 3 and District 5. District 3 incumbent Steve Nelson was re-elected without opposition. 


District 1 includes northern Columbia County, stretching from Highway 90 toward the south to the northern county line.

District 1


Daniel C. (Danny) Green

Age: 69

Candidate's family: Maried to Pam for 43 years 3 sons Todd, Corey, and Colt 4 grandchildren

Occupation: Retired teacher and Coach 45 years. Full time school board member

Education: BS in education from Florida State University

Political experience: ran for this position in 2014

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

Maintain the focus of creating the most positive learning environment possible

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

School safety and mental health, improving student achievement, continue improving employee salaries

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot? 

Continue being very visible and accessible at all times 

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 

Working hard for all students

Website: None found
Social media: None found


Narragansett (Narrie) Smith 

Narragansett (Narrie) Smith is a nonpartisan candidate running for District 1 on the Columbia County School Board. 

This candidate has not responded to the News4Jax survey.

Social media: Facebook


District 5 includes central Columbia County, including land north of Herlong Street, east of State Road 47, west of County Road 133 and south of Highway 90.

District 5


 

Stephanie Finnell

Age: 46

Candidate's family: 

Occupation: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and School Board Member

Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University in 1996, Master's of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix in 2001 and Post- Master's Degree with Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Degree, specializing in Family Medicine from the University of Florida in 2002

Political experience: Started when I became elected as school board member in 2012

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

School Safety

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

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How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot? 

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What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 

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Website: None found
Social media: None found


Hunter Peeler

Age: 19

Candidate's family: Dad - Justin Peeler. Step Mother - Jennifer Peeler. Mother - Lynn Simmons. Grandparents - Earl and Faye Peeler, Janet Simmons. Sisters - Jayzen, Gracie, Annistyn.

Occupation: Truck Broker

Education: Columbia High School. Will continue college in the fall to work on my AA then continue for a Degree in Business.

Political experience: I have helped on many local, state and federal campaigns in the past, but this is the first time that I have been the candidate.

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

I want to be a voice for all students and employees.

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

1. School Safety.
2. More Involvement.
3. Standing up more for the employees of the school district.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot? 

I feel I can help better because I can bring new and fresh ideas to the board. Also bringing a young fresh face that is fresh out of the schools to bring up what goes on in todays classrooms.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 

I would loved to be remembered for standing up for ALL students and employees. Also, for being more involved!

Website: None found
Social media: Facebook