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Broward School Board member draws first challenger in more than a decade

Bob Parks, who was first elected to the Broward School Board 24 years ago, has drawn an opponent for August's election.

Nora Rupert filed Monday to run against Parks, who last faced a challenger in 1998. Rupert, of Coconut Creek, applied for a vacancy on the board in 2006, when the late Carole Andrews resigned. Then-Gov. Jeb Bush picked Al Jones.

Parks, of Pompano Beach, filed for reelection in February to continue representing the Northeast Broward district that also includes Deerfield Beach. He will be one of probably five incumbents on the crowded ballot, if Kevin Tynan files to run as he has said he will.