Current Nassau County School Board Member and chair, Donna Martin, refiled for her seat on the Nassau County School Board today. Donna Martin has served several previous terms on the school board. Robin Lentz, former and at times controversial mayor of the City of Fernandina Beach has filed to challenge Ms. Martin for the seat.
According to finance reports from the Supervisor of Elections for January, Lentz has not posted any contributions or expenditures of any kind. Current candidate and County Commissioner George Spicer demonstrated an impressive first month haul of fundraising posting over $8,000 in contributions and loans though he doesn’t yet formally have a challenger. He also posted $33.49 in expenditures.
District 3 Nassau County School Board candidate and incumbent Jamie Deonas posted a $500 check from his family business.
In the District 5 race for Nassau County School Board, political newcomer Nicklas Hermann for District 5 spent $14.00 on petitions, Lissa Braddock spent $42.19 in-kind for printing, and incumbent Jonathan Petree posted $1,230 – mostly from a self loan.
Other seats are up this cycle on the local and state level. State Representative Cord Byrd faces his first re-election to office since succeeding term-limited State Representative Janet Adkins in 2016. State Senator Aaron Bean’s seat is up for re-election as are the Governor’s Seat, the US Senate seat held by Bill Nelson, Congressman John Rutherford and several cabinet level state-wide elected seats.