As might be expected, there’s a considerable difference in the fundraising prowess between the candidates running in the three Duval County School board races.
In the 2nd district, for instance, Nick Howland raised $74,834 compared to Elizabeth Andersen’s $13,310, according to the latest campaign reports filed with the Duval County Supervisor of Elections as of Wednesday afternoon.
Similar differences exist in the 4th and 6th districts, where Darryl Willie and Dave Chauncy outraised Cynthia Smith and Charlotte Joyce, respectively.
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Howland, Willie and Chauncy have been endorsed by the political arm of the Jax Chamber.
With the November 6 general election around the corner, here’s a look at the six candidates who are in the running for the three open seats for Duval County School Board and the money each of them had raised at the time of this story’s publication.
District 2: Elizabeth Andersen and Nick Howland
Elizabeth Andersen is a former Duval County English teacher turned therapist. In 2014, she opened Foundations Therapy Jax, a private practice that serves children and families.
Nick Howland is a Navy veteran and a Jacksonville businessman with two children in the Duval County Public Schools. He has been endorsed by the the political arm of the Jax Chamber.
District 4: Cynthia Smith and Darryl Willie
Cynthia Smith has worked with Duval County Public Schools for a total of 16 years in various capacities, including clerk, bookkeeper, teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal.
Darryl Willie is a former teacher and the executive director at Teach for America Jacksonville. In this role, he recruits, selects and trains teachers for Duval County Public Schools. He has been endorsed by the political arm of the Jax Chamber.
District 6: Dave Chauncy and Charlotte Joyce
Dave Chauncy is a former social studies teacher at Ribault Middle School. Now a lawyer, he advises schools and colleges around the state and also leads the Ribault High Future Lawyers mentorship program. He has been endorsed by the political arm of the Jax Chamber.
Charlotte Joyce started as a teacher at Joseph Stilwell High, a military leadership magnet school. She is now the school’s magnet coordinator and also founded the school’s Leadership booster Club.
Join us for First Coast Connect on Thursday at 9 a.m. as host Melissa Ross takes a look at the school board races.