8 veterans, newcomers will compete fo...

8 veterans, newcomers will compete for 2 Lake School Board seats

There are 16 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 1, 2008, titled 8 veterans, newcomers will compete for 2 Lake School Board seats. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Eight candidates are vying to fill two Lake County School Board seats this fall when board members Scott Strong and Jimmy Conner leave office.

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Delusionole

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Aug 1, 2008
Wow. I should have thrown my hat in the ring!
jim-bo

Center Hill, FL

#2 Aug 1, 2008
what as bunch of clowns... same recycled self rightous people..there should be term limits in the school boards so we can get FRESH insight into the everchanging lake county community..
1. hillbillies
2. city folk
3. mexicans
4. blacks
5. old timers
......we need a representative from each,
that be what i be thinking
My Treat

Fort Myers, FL

#3 Aug 1, 2008
Bye Conner!!!
Stop the Madness

Oakton, VA

#5 Aug 1, 2008
Randy Wiseman? A groundskeeper? How about the world's biggest tool and a major dope.

Debbie Stivender? Totally uneducated and, as a county commissioner, is to blame for the wreckless adherance to whims of developers that has left Lake County in shambles.

Sandy Gamble? He's a far-rght fundamentalist. If you want to return to the humiliating school board of the mid-90's, led by Pat Hart and Claudia Ramsey, then he's definitely your man.

Phyllis Patten is the only safe bet. She always seemed to be the only educated and reasonable member on the board during her term. She's got my vote.
Gimme a Break

Oakton, VA

#8 Aug 1, 2008
Wow, "What's Next" or, shall I say, Randy Wiseman? Looks like Randy is up to his old tricks of trolling the internet and making up lies. Just like he lies on his resume and in speaches. He never graduated from college, folks. Debbie Stivender and Sandy Gambel have no college degrees. Ask yourself this folks: do you want an uneducated person determining the education of your kids or someone, like Phyllis Patten, who has Masters Degrees and then some.

Stop with the slander, Randy! You're going to lose. AGAIN.
slimpickens

AOL

#9 Aug 1, 2008
Sandy Gamble is a nice guy......but about as smart as a rock. Also caters to supporters ideas, no matter how senseless. Debbie Stivender is clueless....caters to big developers. Forget about these two.
Whats Next

Fort Wayne, IN

#10 Aug 1, 2008
Yo Dickwad (Gimme a Break), you are an idiot. Randy Wiseman is a moron just like you. If you place so much emphasis on a masters degree or graduating from college I feel sorry for you. Some of the greatest leaders in the free world didn't have what you consider formal education. If we could get rid of some of these ignorant college graduates maybe we could get something done.
Honey Bun

Oakton, VA

#11 Aug 1, 2008
Let me guess, the person from Umatilla is a high school drop out, like the rest of Umatilla. Someone from Umatilla dares give opionion on education? Hahahahahahaha

Yeah, "What's Next" aka total retard, that's just what we need running Lake County's largest employer and the school board's huge budget: more high school and college drop outs! YES! You got it! Great example for the kids!!

Can't wait to see what witty bon mots you have in store for us next.

P.s.- Who are these greatest leaders of the free world you speak of who have no formal education? Kim Jong-Il? LOL!
enough of your BS

Winter Garden, FL

#12 Aug 1, 2008
Hey Whitey, maybe you should run since you have nothing better to do!!
Totally Apolitical

Ocala, FL

#13 Aug 2, 2008
I am totally a-political but surely Conner, Patten, and Wisemen all have a proeven track record of mismanagement and dispalying bad judgement. Stivender also should get a trip to the "Big Island". I know nothing really of the other candidates but Patten, stivender, Wisemen, and Conner have proven to me that their services are no longer needed.
gee

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Aug 3, 2008
Honey Bun wrote:
Let me guess, the person from Umatilla is a high school drop out, like the rest of Umatilla. Someone from Umatilla dares give opionion on education? Hahahahahahaha
Yeah, "What's Next" aka total retard, that's just what we need running Lake County's largest employer and the school board's huge budget: more high school and college drop outs! YES! You got it! Great example for the kids!!
Can't wait to see what witty bon mots you have in store for us next.
P.s.- Who are these greatest leaders of the free world you speak of who have no formal education? Kim Jong-Il? LOL!
sheriff borders does not have any formal education.
Been around long enough

Tavares, FL

#16 Aug 4, 2008
Phyllis Patten a safe bet? Give me a break, buddy! You must be chugging from the same bottle she is. It's not just coincidence that she falls off the face of the earth for years at a time (figuratively speaking).
Randy Wiseman is no wise man! Evidenced by his poor performance past performance on the school board. What did he accomplish during his last turn at bat? Not much of anything. Retired from real estate? Whatever! How many idiots, er, I mean Mt Dora High School groundskeepers would dump $45,000 of their own money to bankroll a campaign for a position that pays less than $40,000. Someone who wants to get back on the benefits gravy train, i.e. state retirement and health insurance, that's who.
Sandy Gamble is a nice guy, but that a dollar, and a senior discount might buy you a cup of coffee. He is not bright enough to change a light bulb, much less manage a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars. Can you imagine that guy setting policy???
Who is Rickey Cannon and why did he run for the hills?
Coranelle Glass is a very nice, intelligent woman. God knows she has served her community well as an educator. I am proud to say my children had her as a teacher. I am afraid she is representing a special interest. If elected, I hope she approaches it from a business position.
Debbie Stivender is the one I continue to see in the trenches, working day in and day out to improve the quality of life for Lake's children and families. Debbie does not seek public recognition for her successful advocacy initiatives, and that's too bad. She is a far better advocate for low and moderate income, working class people than politicos and newspapers will ever give her credit. She can and does relate to the daily stuggles of life and works hard to improve them for all of us to benefit.
Debbie Stivender is WORST

Alexandria, VA

#17 Aug 5, 2008
Debbie Stivender is an illiterate who can't get a real job, so she has to hop from elected job to elected job, lest she give up her government pay and benefits. As a county commissioner, she showed nothing but the best capacity for being a tool and a no-nothing. She helped ruin our county... handing it on a silver platter to the developers. She has no employable skills so she keeps running for office so as not to live on the streets. She's only running for School Board for the check, she's admitted it. Her husband left her because of her greed.
Sorry pal, Phyllis is my gal too!
Pat

Oakton, VA

#18 Aug 5, 2008
Phyllis Patten served as a voluntary mentor to me during my middle school and high school years, and I found her nothing but an intelligent, educated, caring woman who would do anything for her community and gave up large portions of her life for the betterment of the Lake County Schools. She is an upstanding citizen and a class act.

I find one of the comments above deeply offensive and feel it adds nothing to the arduous issues before the voters when chosing a school board candidate.

Go Phyllis, go!
randy wiseman

Apopka, FL

#19 Sep 6, 2010
cowards never use their real name.
Arnold Swartzenagger

United States

#20 Sep 6, 2010
Randy,

If it took you 2 years and one month and a day to find this blog, you shouldn't use you real name either! Good thing we didn't elect you. Conner would still be running the million dollars + workers comp Brown and Brown scam and getting us farther than $562 Million in bond debt right under your nose and you wouldn't know it for two years!
Guess you wouldn't see any of those Ritz trips and $73 Tho in fake membership fees either! Just keep on excercising everything but your brain.

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