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Kevin Tynan makes School Board run official

Kevin Tynan filed to run for Beverly Gallagher's former seat on the Broward School Board on Tuesday.

Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Tynan, an ex-Broward GOP chair, to replace Gallagher after she was arrested on federal corruption charges in September. When Gallagher resigned from the seat last month -- after she pleaded guilty to bribery -- Tynan stayed on the job.

Tynan, a lawyer who lives in Pembroke Pines, said from the get-go that he would run for Gallagher's district 2 seat if and when it became vacant. He has already drawn a challenger in Patricia Good.

School Board races are non-partisan, but Good is a Democrat and Tynan is a Republican -- the only Republican on the board. A majority of voters in the Southwest Broward district are Democrats.

On the board thus far, Tynan has had to deal with the looming possibility of school attendance boundary changes that would shuffle thousands of students from western Broward to the county's eastern edge. He has also called for an ethics panel reviewing how the district does business to set term limits for board members.