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Dave "Watchdog" Miner: Candidate for School Board District 2

Miner ran for the same seat four years ago.

General Information

Name : Mr. Dave Watchdog Miner
Also known as : Watchdog
Age : 66
Place of residence : Bradenton, FL

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Amherst College
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 1970

Ph D.

University : University of Detroit School of Law
Area of research : Law
Year of graduation : 1974

Military service

Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Corporal
Date when discharged from duty : 27 June 1972

Employment Information

Job titles held : Director of Public Relations, Holiday Kamp-Parks, Teacher-Tutor ABC Program Amherst College
Employers : Amherst College, Northampton Junior College, USMC, James Miner, City of Corunna, MI, State of Florida, Mann Faye & Price Chartered

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Manatee School Board, District 2
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Yes, including 4 years ago receiving over 48% of the vote for this position I am now seeking.

Party HQ

Address 523 39th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

URLs

Website : www.davewatchdogminer.org

Other facts

I have a passion for education and for doing whatever I can to see that all children in Manatee County receive the best education possible. I want to make sure that every one of our tax dollars is used to best further that goal. I will bring to this position the experience and privilege of having successfully worked in several leadership positions in making Manatee County a better community. I was privileged to lead Manatee Children’s Services in bringing the first Child Abuse Prevention Program to Manatee County and for leading the Manatee County Cable Televisions Advisory Board into creating Manatee Education Television and the televising of School Board and County Commission meetings. My passion and dedication to improving our public education has prompted me to assume leadership in statewide educational organizations and for 12 years regularly attending school board meetings as well as research and engaging the Board on issues involving FCAT, transparency, the budget and wasteful spending, fairness to employees, and more. My ability to understand the law, budgets, and other issues along with my persistence has prompted many reforms in School Board conduct over the years, including, recently, the posting of the School District’s check register on its website and redistricting board member residence areas to share the same geographical boundaries mirror those of county commissioners. With me on the board, those same abilities will help the board reduce costly law suits and avoid mistakes plaguing the board in the past such as engaging in sunshine violations.

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