Gruters Seeks Partisan School Board Elections

Sen. Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican who doubles as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, filed a proposal Monday that seeks partisan school board elections.

The proposal (SJR 94) is identical to a measure (HJR 31) filed this month by Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myers. They will be considered during the 2023 regular legislative session, which will start in March.

Subscribe to Florida Jolt Newsletter!

If passed by the Legislature, the proposal would need voter approval in 2024 because it would be a constitutional amendment. School board races are required to be nonpartisan contests under the Constitution. But the proposal would change that to allow candidates to run with party affiliations starting in 2026.

Past attempts to shift to partisan school board elections have failed. But the new proposals come after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic leaders got involved in supporting school-board candidates in some areas of the state in this year’s elections.

Additional stories you may want to read:

Small Business Leader and Cancer Survivor Marc Widger Runs for Boca Raton City Council

WATCH: Tucker Carlson Asked to Choose Trump or DeSantis for President in 2024

Share via
Share via
Thank you for sharing! Sign up for emails!
Making our country Great Again and keeping America First takes teamwork.

Subscribe to our newsletter, join our team of Patriots, and read real conservative news you can trust.

Invalid email address
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
Send this to a friend