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2016 Superintendent Candidate

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Bob Hudson, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Bob Hudson

    Bob Hudson Beach Fanatic

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    Wow ! Surprise Surprise Surprise !

    Trisha Porter Johnson has pre filed as a Candidate for Walton County School Superintendent in the 2016 election.

    She's the daughter of Gordon Porter who was a major player in the "don't lose you right to vote" -- Vote No campaign.

    Who would have guessed ?
     
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    you could try to find a set and run against her and then your opinions might mean
    more than squat...or you could be an old whiny woman online all day instead.
     
  3. Misty

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    jdarg, This should be a real treat! You are fixing to see how the "good ole boys" really do things "round here".
     
  4. Bob Hudson

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    I would have thought someone would have some thoughts on this by now. Thought there was interest in this issue.
     
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    She certainly doesn't have any extraordinary credentials unless being a member of the Tea Party group on FB and also a representative of the WCEA at the same time counts for something. Perhaps that's one reason the teachers don't have a strong advocate. That being said, I voted for her in the primary last time around but I voted for the Democrat in the general election.
     
  6. nbinnings

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    Regardless of who runs, they need to be well prepared for the large group of South Walton parents that are forming to put A LOT of money behind whom ever they feel is the best candidate. As a parent of kids in the system, our voice will be heard loud and clear come this vote.
     
  7. Jdarg

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    I didn't vote for her last time because of her lack of qualifications. She was a non-candidate in my book. And I knew her run was a certainty, judging by the completely negative campaigning (with little content based on fact) put out by both her parents. My kids are great too, and I hope I can be honest with them if they go for something really big that they are not qualified or suited for---

    Stay tuned for the list of qualifications we will be putting together, based on other districts who hire a superintendent. This should be interesting.

    I do hope there is a qualified candidate worthy of this important job. :sosad:. I hate having to constantly pick the "best of the worst" around here.
     
  8. Bob Hudson

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    1. What financial experience does she have running the day to day operation of a company with a budget of more than 100 million dollars ?

    2. What management experience does she have leading a workforce of more than 1000 employees ?
     
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    That's a good start.
     
  10. Independent Thinker

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    Since the referendum to change to an appointed Superintendent failed, we are back to square one. The only requirements are a high school diploma, and residence in Walton county. No experience of any kind required, just the money and backing of the good ole boy network. It's still just a popularity contest in a county where the majority of citizens don't seem to be real bright.
     
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    That is where we come in! If it is the "good ole boy"...they better be well funded....more than any politician has ever been in Walton County to win this race. I am telling you, we are going to take this to a level that Walton County has never seen in terms of money spent for the right person. That is why we are getting such an early start.
     
  12. Bob Hudson

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    Oh my - she is a resident of Sumpter County Florida and teaches there. Out of County - says she is moving back here next summer according to her Facebook page.

    Found that she voted in Walton County in the August primary. Interesting
     
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    Very interesting Mr. Hudson, very interesting indeed.
     
  14. Mike Jones

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    Meanwhile we have to fundraise for art supplies. :bang:
     
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    Good ole' boyz at their best.

    Stay in Sumpter County. Kitchen's gonna get HOT for you and daddy-o.

    :)
     
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    I love some of the statements, I really do.... It seems Ms Porter has run for this position a couple of times already. I am more interested in seeing who is new. Do not forget when a lot of candidates run it certainly is a fun experience sifting through the chaff. Seems like Bob Hudson and Allen Osbourne got to experience some of that as did quite a few candidates in the sheriff's race. It also seems that when there is a lot of candidates people go to what they know. I think that finding one immensely qualified candidate now, preparing to fund them well and getting a professional to assist in helping focus the message could have a very positive impact. Just my opinion.
     
  17. Mike Jones

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    Qualified candidates don't run in elections.
     
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    What qualified candidate in their right mind would play the small town politics-for-sport game that is Walton County? Actually it is the politics of keeping everything the same...as it was 50 years ago.

    A quick Google search for superintendent applicants' resumes will illustrate what districts who hire require of their top executive.
     
  19. Bob Wells

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    That is not true.... But I guess it all depends on your perspective....
     
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    Those who are well funded always win in Walton County. Just ask Ms. Jones, Mr. Eddins, and Catalano. I hope you know folks who are willing to run with deeper pockets than Jay Odom.
     

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