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Two more vying for Broward School Board seat; one more for County Commission...

...and -- surprise! -- all three are Republicans.

William J. Delgado and Eric E. Garner have added their names to the list of people vying for a seat on the Broward School Board, after Beverly Gallagher was suspended last week following her arrest in a federal corruption sting.

Torey L. Alston has applied to replace Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion, who was also arrested last Wednesday.

Gov. Charlie Crist must now appoint someone to fill in both posts.

Delgado, of Miramar, is president of the Latin American Business Association and former executive vice president of the Latin Builders Association. He is a past member of the Miami-Dade school district's construction committee, among other boards, and lists U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican, as a reference.

Garner, who lives in Pembroke Pines, has been a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland since 2007. He is a former teacher and administrative assistant at Miami-Dade public schools -- and he lists state Rep. Matt Hudson, a Naples Republican, as a reference.

Alston, seeking the county commission seat, works for the state as executive director of the office of supplier diversity. He lives in Tallahassee, but he graduated from Blanche Ely High in Pompano Beach. Alston lists the Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter among his references.

Alston, who is African American, is one of several vying for Eggelletion's seat, which represents an overwhelmingly black and Democratic district. A few others have also applied for Gallagher's southwest Broward seat.

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Nancy

How is Gwen Watson a candidate for such a prestigious position? She can't run her own house. Right now, both of her daughters are suspended from school for fighting. According to her, it's the school's fault. This is just like having Sarah Palin on the local scene. Gwen, go and run her own house and leave the politics to qualified candidates!

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