Two more file to run for Monroe County School Board

skinney@keynoter.comApril 26, 2014 

Two candidates filed this week to run against incumbent members of the Monroe County School Board.

In the Upper Keys' District 5, board Chairman Ron Martin is running for a second four-year term against Dennis Caltagirone and, now, Richard Bradley of Key Largo. Martin beat Bradley and two other candidates in the August 2010 primary.

Bradley, a nurse originally from Great Britain with a son in grade school, couldn't be reached for comment Friday.

But he said in a prepared statement that since his last candidacy, "I look around at the continuing decay and slide, I see a worsening economy, health care on edge and, yes, even schools here in Monroe still with falling and failing standards. As a proud parent I have to stand up and try to make a difference."

In the Middle Keys' District 4, Catherine Bosworth has filed to run against two-term incumbent John Dick.

Bosworth moved to Tavernier in 2012 after retiring from a career teaching for the Broward County School District. She works as an adjunct public-speaking professor at Florida Keys Community College.

"I've been an educator all my life," she said, noting her two children are also teachers, "and this sounds like something I'd really like to take on."

The job pays $29,000 per year plus benefits. Since the School Board race is nonpartisan, if a candidate gets more than 51 percent of the vote in the Aug. 26 primary, he or she wins. If not, the top two vote-getters move on to the Nov. 4 general election.

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