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Lauren Book won't run for Broward School Board

Lauren Book, the daughter of mega-lobbyist Ron Book, will not be running for Broward School Board.

Book had been contemplating a run for the Northwest Broward seat being vacated by Stephanie Kraft.

On Tuesday, Book said she won't be seeking the job because she wants to remain focused on her nonprofit that educates the public about child sexual abuse. "I'm going to take the next few years to grow Lauren's Kids," she said.

Six people have filed to run for Kraft's post: Jaemi Levine, Penny Madden, Robert Mayersohn, Don Samuels, Dave Thomas and Stew Jackson Webster.


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While I was disappointed to read that Lauren Book has decided against running now for the school board, I both understand and applaud her decision to continue full speed ahead with her work with Lauren's Kids. Few issues are as important as protecting our children from the horror of sexual abuse, and few are as well positioned to spread the word as is Lauren. That said, since we also need bright, young, committed individuals to choose public service, I look forward to supporting a future run.

Good post Ron


I can almost hear the words coming from her father's mouth...


What would qualify her to be on the school board? So her Dad can tell her what to do? This is absurd that she even considered it, or people would support her. Stay away, your Daddy already controls half the state, and is the only reason you get any attention. Sorry, but I wouldn't vote for her for dog catcher.

ease up cynics...

While I'm not Lauren's father, (haha) I AM a friend of hers. I have gotten to know her better over the last few years. Lauren is one smart lady with a good head on her shoulders.

Not only that, she’s her own person.

I support her and I do hope she runs for something someday in the future, when she is ready to do it. and when she is, she’ll do a great job!

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