Conrad wins school district 2


Lori Conrad

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Posted August 23, 2022 | By Jennifer Hunt Murty
jennifer@ocalagazette.com

Editor’s note: This article has been revised to correct the term limits.

Lori Conrad, a Marion County elementary school teacher for more than 25 years, won the district 2 seat on the Marion County School Board, defeating Joseph Suranni, according to unofficial totals posted to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website Tuesday evening, August 23.

 Conrad received 49,811 votes, or 72.57% of the total.

Suranni meanwhile, received 18,829 votes, or 27.43% of the total.

This was Conrad’s second run for school board. She ran for district 1 in 2020 but lost in a run-off against current school board member Allison Campbell.

The job pays $39,732 plus benefits.

Conrad raised $34,900 in cash contributions and expended $15,239.01, according to the last campaign records filed.

Suranni, who has worked for 16 years for the Marion school district, raised $6,600 and expended $2,793.58.

School board members serve four-year terms. During the last legislative session, a law was passed restricting school district members from serving more than twelve years.