Flagler County School Board, District 4

Two candidates are seeking the votes for Flagler County School Board, District 4. This is a nonpartisan office that will be elected by all voters during the August primary.

News4Jax sent a questionnaire to each candidate asking about their background and their views on several issues. Scroll down to read the responses of those seeking your vote -- in their own words.

Note: Responses are sorted alphabetically and are presented exactly as submitted, with no editing by News4Jax staff.

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Christy Chong

Party affiliation: Republican

Occupation: APRN

Age: 39

Your family: Married to Kirk Chong. I have three boys in Flagler Schools.

Education: Master of Science in Nursing

Political experience: This is my first time running. I helped campaign for others In high school.

What do you see as the top three issues you’ll likely face while holding this office?

  1. Improving reading and literacy post Covid.
  2. Ensuring Curriculum transparency.
  3. Ensuring parental rights.

News4Jax asked each candidate three additional questions to help voters determine which most agrees with their views:

“Parental rights” has recently become a law in Florida and a political buzzword. What does that concept mean to you and how would it affect your decisions on the school board?

  • I stand for parental rights. I believe it means maintaining transparency with parents about their children’s education. I also believe it means making sure parents voices are heard and that they have a say in the education of their child. I want to ensure parental rights.

How would you balance new state laws and guidelines restricting how history, gender identity and civics can be taught in public school classrooms with the need to educate children in a complex 21st Century society?

  • I stand with our Governor’s policies. Children need to focus on reading and writing. Discussions on gender ideology do not belong in the classroom. History and civics also need to be taught without causing division among our children.

Outline your ideas to address teacher shortages and morale.

  • We could create high school career pathways and train graduates to prepare and become teachers and staff at Flagler Schools. Let’s raise up our very own right here. Veteran teachers should also be offered salaries that reflect their experience. We need to look into a cost of living raise due to the current inflation that we are seeing in Florida which is now the most expensive place to live. We also need to ensure mentoring programs for beginning teachers, and survey current teachers on how to make improvements, getting their input.

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

  • As a Nurse Practitioner that has worked the entirety of Covid, I bring a great deal of healthcare experience to the school system. In a post Covid world of pandemics, I believe this experience can be a great asset. I am on the front lines daily and can bring real world experience to our county.

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

  • I hope to be remembered for always putting the welfare of our children first. Improving education, and having high graduation rates with children that are prepared to become adults that lead us into the future.

Campaign website: Christyforflagler.com

Campaign’s social media site(s): Christy Chong for Flagler County School Board District 4 Facebook


Trevor Tucker

Occupation: Business Owner

Age: 46

Your family: Married three children

Education: BS Accounting

Political experience: Served three terms on School Board

What do you see as the top three issues you’ll likely face while holding this office?

  • Ese services, funding, and qualified employees

News4Jax asked each candidate three additional questions to help voters determine which most agrees with their views:

“Parental rights” has recently become a law in Florida and a political buzzword. What does that concept mean to you and how would it affect your decisions on the school board?

  • The rights of parents have not changed with this bill. The bill puts all of the parents rights in one spot in law. It does not change my decision making.

How would you balance new state laws and guidelines restricting how history, gender identity and civics can be taught in public school classrooms with the need to educate children in a complex 21st Century society?

  • I will follow the law. I will instruct the Superintendent to follow the law.

Outline your ideas to address teacher shortages and morale.

  • Have great instructional leaders for the teachers to follow.

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

  • I have 12 years of experience.

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

  • A fair and balanced leader for students and tax payer’s.

Campaign website: None

Campaign’s social media site(s): Facebook - Re-elect Trevor Tucker District 4