Incumbent faces challenger in only contested board race

Two candidates are running in the only contested election for the Seminole County School Board. The winner will represent district 3 — a southwestern chunk of the county — but will be elected countywide when voters go to the polls Aug. 18.

Abby Sanchez, who is completing her first term on the board, is being challenged for her seat by Veronica King.

Seminole school board members earned about $41,500 this year and serve four-year terms. Amy Pennock, who represents district 4, is also up for election this year but has no challenger.

Who they are

King, 45, who lives in Altamonte Springs, works for the mayor of Eatonville and is making her first bid for elected office. She is a longtime community volunteer for organizations such as the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is the mother of two grown children who attended Seminole’s public schools.

Sanchez, 53, who

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