Community activist, schools employee and parenting book author Sara Au has entered the race for the Orange County School Board District 2 to represent eastern Orange County.

Au, 46, is a mother of two in Orange County schools and works for the school district, having run the Partners in Education program for six years, and the district’s social media platforms for two years. She also has been active in the PTA and other school support and education organizations.

“It’s exciting to take the next step to continue to be a voice for students, teachers and parents on the important issues that are facing our school system,” Au stated in a news release announcing her candidacy.

She faces Jacqueline CentenoChadwick Hardee, and Demetrius Vashawn Smith for what will be an open seat up in the 2018 election.

Au also is a member of the Superintendent’s Faith-Based Advisory Committee and a staff advisor for the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the OCPS District Incident Management Team and the planning committee for the Expectation: Graduation program, among others.

“I have worked for my community in large and small ways for many years, always with the best interests of our children in my heart,” Au stated. “I now want to continue to do so for everyone in District 2.”

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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  1. Jose Bosque

    The number of Latino and Puertorican students is increasing in Orange County Schools, no Latino Spanish speaking in the School Board representing the growing group. Jacqueline CENTENO Puertorican leader and educator is running for District 2 in an effort to achieve the goal of representation.

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