2 minority Lee County School Board candidates advance to runoff Nov. election

Two minority candidates for the Lee County School Board are advancing to a runoff election in November: Gwyn Gittens, of District 5, and Nicholas Alexander, of District 6.

Seven of the fifteen candidates running for the school board district are minorities.

They are one step closer to history because the school board has never had a single minority member.

Before the election, the N.A.A.C.P filed a civil rights complaint about Lee County schools treating minorities unfairly. Now both candidates told WINK News their main focus, if elected, is inclusion and diversity.

“We’re really excited by this opportunity,” Alexander said. “We put in a fair amount of work and we’re willing to do more work to make sure our message gets out to the voters.”

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