(TALLAHASSEE, FLA) — Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez told Jen and Bill Monday morning that she believes that Florida’s upcoming primary election, will be free, safe and secure and that Governor Ron DeSantis will be re-elected because he “leads the way for the Republican Party across the nation.”
DeSantis will take on the winner of next Tuesday’s primary between democrats Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist.
Although the school board races are nonpartisan, Florida Republicans are highlighting the importance of the contests.
Nuñez also told Jen and Bill that Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to make sure parents are not kept “out of the equation” and that the school districts are held accountable.
“Parents are paying attention. For once, they have started to look at who their school board members are,” Nuñez said. “For a long time, they flew under the radar.”
During COVID, parents had a front row seat to what their children were actually learning in class and were not happy with Critical Race Theory and gender identity curriculum.
Nuñez says that many school board members in Florida have run unopposed for years and years. Now voters in Florida are sitting up and taking notice of who they elect to their school districts.
DeSantis and Nuñez are up for reelection in November and Florida’s Primary Election is next Tuesday, August 23rd.
Republicans passed state legislation affecting policies related to education on sexual identity and racism.
DeSantis also opposed face mask mandates at public schools during the pandemic. His administration docked defiant board members’ salaries.