The only countywide race that wasn’t totally settled in the August primary was electing a superintendent of schools.
Acting Superintendent David Broskie, who was appointed to the post when Addison Davis left to become superintendent of schools in Hillsborough County, won the three-way Republican primary with 47% of the vote to advance to the November ballot.
While no Democrat or other candidate will appear on the ballot, write-in candidate Tyler Groves did qualify to run. Groves is a registered Republican and his presence in the race kept the primary closed to only Republicans.
Qualified write-in candidates in the sheriff, tax collector, clerk of court and one county commission race withdrew after the primary so the Republican winner was elected without opposition in the general election.
Scroll down to read the responses to News4Jax’s questionnaire of the candidate who will appear on the ballot, presented verbatim as submitted.
David S. Broskie
Party affiliation: Republican
Candidate’s family: wife Sue, sons Ryan and David
Occupation: current Superintendent of Schools-Clay County
Education: M.S. Education, Administration and Supervision University of North Florida
Political experience: n/a
What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
- The safe re-opening of schools for the 20-21 school year in these unprecedented times.
- Future growth in Clay County as a result of the First Coast Expressway.
- Budget concerns related to growth and COVID-19.
How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?
I believe I am the most qualified candidate. I have over 30 years experience as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal of 3 different schools (which were all "A" rated during my tenure), Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and current Superintendent of Schools. I am most knowledgeable of the current educational practices and processes. I also believe continuity of leadership will be necessary to lead Clay County District Schools during these unprecedented times.
What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?
Bringing the community and stakeholders together to provide world class educational opportunities for our students.
Continuing to keep Clay County District Schools an "A" rated district!
If elected how would you address the calls for racial justice?
I would continue to stand against racism in all forms and work to provide learning opportunities to address this issue.
What challenges does COVID-19 present to the office you are seeking?
Planning for the safe return to school for the 20-21 school year and providing parents with educational options to meet their families' needs.
Campaign website: electdavidbroskie.com
Campaign’s social media pages: Facebook