Tavares, FL - July 29, 2012
A candidate for Lake County School Board, Cheryl Thomas, appears to be using much of the same campaign platform wording as another former School Board candidate in Virgina, and gave it to the Orlando Sentinel for publishing. Should a School Board candidate be apparently plagiarizing another website and providing that as original campaign platform content to the Orlando Sentinel? Shouldn't we expect the candidate to be able to write their own original campaign platform information, and would we want someone on the School Board defining policy who plagiarizes ideas? Is that fair in politics, but not school test taking, and what do you think?
Cheryl L. Thomas is running for Lake County FL School Board District 4 against incumbent Debbie Stivender and opponent Thuy Lowe. The position is non-partisan, but she is a Democrat opposing the other two who are Republicans.
We sent her an email and left a phone message using the contact information on the Supt. of Elections website, but they were not returned by our deadline.
Thomas has a website here: http://www.thomas4lakecountyschools.org/
She also was recently interviewed by the Lake Sentinel staff of the Orlando Sentinel. Under the heading "Platform" she submitted the following information to