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Polk School Board Candidate Forum Set for July 27

The four candidates for Polk County School Board will be participating in a public forum Monday, July 27, just three weeks before the Aug. 18 election.

Brandon Alvarado from the Lake Wales Arts Council will serve as moderator of the forum, which will begin at 7 p.m. Due to concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers the forum will be online via ZOOM. Link is and password is 604028, or people can dial-in to listen at 646-876-9923.

First term incumbent District 1 School Board member Billy Townsend is being challenged by college professor William Allen. Teacher Anita Carson is challenging 16-year incumbent Lori Cunningham for the District 2 School Board seat.

People may submit proposed questions online at

Forum sponsors include Rotary on the Ridge, and The forum will be broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 on the Rotary on the Ridge Facebook page at

For more information, contact Chevon Baccus at 863-651-1065 or email [email protected].


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