Will Someone With Education Ties Become Fla.'s Next Lt. Governor?

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, March 21, 2013

With Jennifer Carroll out, Gov. Rick Scott has the opportunity to pick a new lieutenant to help him lead.

The handicapping has already begun. And several names with connections to Florida education have popped up.

Among them are K-12 chancellor Pam Stewart, state Sen. Anitere Flores (who runs a private collegiate school with ties to charter firm Academica), and Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regalado.

Scott lately has made education one of his priorities, pledging $2,500 teacher raises as a key piece of his budget proposal. So getting someone on board who's liked in the education community could help him.

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