School Board Candidate Nick Steffens Holds Kickoff for Broward County Campaign

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School Board Candidate Nick Steffens Holds Kickoff for Broward County Campaign

Bonnie Metviner, Cynthia Thomas, Candidate Nick Steffens, Stacey Gendal, and Former School Board Member David Thomas

School Board Candidate for District 4 Nick Steffens held his campaign kick-off at Wings Plus in Coral Springs on Tuesday evening.  

Despite the rain, Steffens and volunteers had a good turnout of supporters, including two mayors.  School Board District 4 covers Parkland, Coral Springs, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, and parts of Margate.

Steffens is a civil litigation and family law attorney who is a former Parkland Education Advisory Board member.  He is also is Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter’s appointee to the Children’s Services Board.   Parkland Mayor Michael Udine gave a brief introduction before turning the floor over to Steffens, who made a passionate speech about schools and his role as a school board member.

Besides the fiduciary role as the checks and balances between superintendent and staff, Steffens wants to bring stakeholders together in the district.  Since Broward County is the sixth-largest district in the nation, he would like to see the county pushing genuine education legislation in Tallahassee and Washington.

“Public education, especially in the state of Florida, is at a critical moment,” said Steffens. “Broward County needs someone who will ensure students come first when dollars are spent.  Further, we need someone that is willing to reach out to the diverse stakeholders, including parents, student groups, teachers, unions, employees, district staff, and third-party service providers, when the important decisions come up.”

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He adds, “The hallmark of this campaign will be my commitment to speak up and fight the assault on public education being waged in Tallahassee and, to a lesser degree, Washington, D.C.  The sixth-largest school district in the country should be an impact player in the decisions made in both capitols, and my intention is to ensure that happens.”

As the father of a 4-year-old, Steffens says he’s in this for the long haul.   His daughter will be in Broward County public schools for a long time, and he wants to make sure our schools are as good as the ones he attended while growing up in Syosset, New York.

Steffens may be a serious contender in August and someone to watch in November.

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Sharon Aron Baron

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Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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