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Cannon, Sukhia Qualify By Petition For 2016 Ballot

School Board candidate Patrick Cannon qualifies by petition.
P. Cannon

Two more candidates have qualified for the ballot. School Board contender Patrick Cannon and congressional hopeful Ken Sukhia are the latest to submit petitions in order to go before voters.

Cannon says it’s a good way to get know neighbors, and make introductions.

“Being such a small district, I feel everyone is your neighbor and I introduce myself by saying ‘Hey I’m your neighbor Patrick, I live down the road.”

Qualifying by petition is also a sign of support, and can save candidates about $1,400 because they don't have to pay that filing fee.

Cannon is  challenging School Board member DeeDee Rasmussen, and says the board hasn’t done enough when it comes to overseeing the district, and its superintendent. Tallie Gainer is also in the race.

Meanwhile State Attorney candidate Ken Sukhia is now officially on the ballot as well, also by petition. He’s released his first campaign video:


He faces a four-way Republican primary and if he wins, will face a libertarian in November.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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