SANFORD–Following a swearing in ceremony conducted by Clerk of Cort Susie Thomas Tuesday evening, Dr. Lynn Smith was elected chairman of the Lee County Board of Education . The vote was unanimous. John Bonardi was elected Vice Chairman on a 4-3 vote. Newcomer Tamra Brogan nominated Bonardi after Cameron Sharpe had nominated Mark Akinosha for the post. Voting mostly along party lines, newcomer Wendy Carlyle, Sharpe and Akinosha voted for Akinosha, and Linda Smith, Lynn Smith, Brogan and Bonardi voted for Bonardi. Dr. Smith made a brief speech to the board asking for unity. He told them that committee assignments will be handed out shortly.
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