Third candidate enters District 5 school board race

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Staff reports

Gulf Breeze resident Wei Lok Ueberschaer, a former teacher at J.M. Tate High School, pre-filed yesterday for Santa Rosa County School Board District 5.

District 5 Incumbent Scott Peden also faces Liz Horton in his bid for re-election. 

Peden pre-filed September 22 and so far reports $1,100 in self loans to his campaign and a $500 donation from supporter Gary Ervin.

Horton pre-filed November 21 and reports to date show she has made a $25 self loan to her campaign and received an $100 contribution from Renee Clary.

According to Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane, school board races are nonpartisan, so if one candidate doesn’t win the August 28 by at least a majority of 50 percent plus one vote, the top two candidates face off in the November 8 general election.

Other school board seats up for grabs this year include District 1 — incumbent Diane Scott has yet to pre-file for re-election, and Linda Sanborn has pre-filed for that seat. Additionally, District 3 incumbent Carol Boston is being challenged by West Navarre Intermediate teacher Kenny Long.