Abby Freedman, a Parkland Democrat, has filed campaign paperwork for the Broward School Board At-Large (District 8) seat. Earlier in the week, Andrew Luciani jumped into the race. School Board Member Donna Korn is running for this seat as is Franklin Sands (D-Got Big Payments From The Florida Democrat Party).
Did Team Sands add people to the race in the hopes of setting up a November faceoff with Korn? This formerly two-person race favored Ms. Korn, a longtime Broward Schools activist. Sands, who spent many years in Tallahassee, is clearly out of touch with the issues affecting Broward students, parents and teachers. Despite the backing of his stepson Alex Heckler, a big fundraiser for President Obama, Sands may have feared losing a two person race against Korn in August.
The race for one of the “at-large” Broward School Board seats just got a bit more crowded. Andrew Luciani, a school district employee, filed paperwork for the District 8 seat. Broward School Board Member Donna Korn has already announced her run as has Franklin “Stepdaddy” Sands (D-Sleepy).
Luciani, a Hollywood resident, ran for school board in 2008. Here’s some info from the Sun-Sentinel in 2008:
“If elected, Luciani said in his statement he would focus on ‘expanding learning opportunities’ for students and trying to lower the emphasis on FCAT scores.
Luciani applied in 2006 to serve as interim superintendent after the School Board fired Frank Till. He had served as a superintendent in New Jersey, and also worked in Broward as a teacher and assistant principal.
‘I have seen this district from every angle, under different leaders, through multiple generations,’ Luciani said in his statement. ‘I know first hand the challenges we face and can immediately begin to address them by working with our parents, teachers and community leaders.'”