Oliveras Launches School Board Campaign on Tuesday
With just over a year left before next year's primary election, candidates for local and state office are kicking their campaigns into full gear.
Veteran police officer Gary Oliveras will publicly announce his candidacy for Duval County School Board, District 6, on Tuesday at 6:00 P.M.
He will make his announcement at the Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters, 5530 Beach Blvd, in front of long time friends and co-workers.
Oliveras states that he will draw from his "proven leadership and real world experience" to focus on four key campaign issues:
1. Student Safety and school security
2. Early intervention strategies for elementary schools
3. Strengthening ties between schools and families
4. Additional attention to the dropout and graduation rates in Duval County high schools
Oliveras says that his operating philosophy is: “When we talk about our schools, what we are really talking about is our children and our grandchildren. We are talking about the future of Jacksonville. We can do better; we have to do better.”
A third candidate is actively seeking the seat, her name is Becki Couch. Another candidate, Doreszell 'D.C.' Nash, had also filed to run for the spot, but she has since withdrawn her candidacy.
Additional information and background on Oliveras is available on the candidate's campaign web site, www.garyoliveras.com.