Laurie Sallarulo, CEO of Leadership Broward, has applied for an appointment to the Broward School Board. Sallarulo, who is Hispanic, lives in Fort Lauderdale and is a registered Republican.
Gov. Rick Scott has not announced any timeline to replace board member Katie Leach who left her post in December due to her husband getting a job in California.
Previous applicants include Bayview elementary PTA president Heather Brinkworth, retired principal Wanda Ross (wife of Judge Dale Ross) and surgeon Harry Moon, past chair of the business group the Broward Workshop. Alexis Yarbrough, former general counsel to the state Department of Transportation and wife of Shane Strum, a former Gov. Charlie Crist chief of staff, has not applied so far but is considering it.