Smith-Martin won't seek another term on the School Board

skinney@keynoter.comJanuary 4, 2014 

After one four-year term on the Monroe County School Board, District 1 member Robin Smith-Martin said Friday that he would not seek another term.

Smith-Martin, elected in November 2010, said he wants to spend more time with his children, ages 6 and 9.

"It's better for the community to give plenty of time for someone else to run," he said. "Over the next eight to 10 months, I'll double my efforts."

Since his election, Smith-Martin has focused on long-term strategic planning, something Superintendent Mark Porter has spent significant time on, and integrating best-management practices into the School District's administration.

Some who watch the school district have pegged Stuart Kessler, chairman of the district's advisory Audit and Finance Committee, as a likely candidate to replace Smith-Martin, although Kessler hasn't confirmed that.

Smith-Martin succeeded District 1 board member Steve Pribramsky, who also opted to vacate the seat after just one term. Smith-Martin works as a management consultant, most recently for the new Stock Island Village Marina.


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