BY JAMES HARPER
Ida Duncan Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University business instructor who lost to School Board Chairman Al Williams in August, has officially filed to run for the seat left vacant due to his passing.
A primary is scheduled for Dec. 18 for the District 2 seat that includes most of Daytona Beach, South Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and part of Port Orange.
If more than two candidates qualify, there will be a Jan. 15 runoff – if no one gets more than half the vote in the primary.
Williams died Oct. 1. He had won re-election to a new four-year tern during the Aug. 14 primary.
160 signatures needed
School Board members are elected in nonpartisan races in the districts they represent.
Candidates will have to qualify for the ballot by submitting signatures of at least 160 District 2 voters by Nov. 12.
Candidates can also qualify by paying a $1,360 fee instead and will be able to do that between 9 a.m. Nov. 19 and noon Nov. 21.
Wright, 45, has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University.
She is a business administration instructor and academic assessment coordinator at Bethune-Cookman University College of Business.