Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Whitfield takes open seat on School Board |

Yeah! A piece of good news from yesterday's election. Click title for link to article.
Whitfield came out on top of that pack, but not with enough votes to land the seat. It took another day to recount votes between Tom Sutterfield and high school social studies teacher Justin Katz before the November ballot was settled.
Whitfield, 36, was a relentless door-knocker with deep ties to a large voter base in Lake Worth. She had experience on local committees and clubs and knew the school district from the inside as its wellness coordinator for the past four years.
This is part of what the Sun-Sentinel reported:
Whitfield will represent District 4, which includes parts or all of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Hypoluxo, Highland Beach, Atlantis, Gulf Stream, Manalapan, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Lantana and the Village of Golf.
She will fill the seat vacated by Jennifer Prior Brown, who did not seek re-election and served only one four-year term. Whitfield will be the only School Board member with a child in a district-run neighborhood school.
Annette Whitehead, 48, of Boynton Beach said she voted for Whitfield. She said Sutterfield's close ties with charter schools was off-putting.
"That was a negative for me, said Whitehead. "It's about who is going to be thinking of what's best for these kids. I don't see him being impartial or being an advocate for public schools."