Ann Leonard defeats Frances Gordon for School Board Seat

Bay District Schools will see a familiar face as their next board member. 

Ann Leonard defeated Frances Gordon in a close elcetion Tuesday, winning 56.41 percent of the vote. 

Leonard is the former principal and director of Haney Technical Center, while Gordon is a former educator from Bay District Schools.  The seat was previously held by Brenda Ruthven, who announced earlier this year that she would not be seeking another term in office.   

Despite being a non partisian race, both candidates announced that they were in favor of Govenor Ron DeSantis’ agenda against critical race theory and upheld conservative values. 

The school board members are responsible for overseeing the budget for Bay District Schools and setting district policy. 

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