The Sarasota County School Board was flipped from liberal to conservative, much to the delight of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who endorsed many of the candidates in the election.
Bridget Ziegler, Robyn Marinelli, and Timothy Enos were all endorsed by the Republican governor, and were all victorious on Tuesday night in their elections for the Sarasota School Board, reports Fox News.
Conservatives in the state celebrated the victory and touted the election as a success that represents the changing tide against Critical Race Theory and “woke” policies which DeSantis has been rallying against, successfully.
“Sarasota School Board had a 3-2 liberal majority,” said Christina Pushaw, the director for DeSantis’s reelection campaign. “Today @RonDeSantisFL endorsed candidates won and flipped the school board so it’s now 4-1 anti wokes indoctrination and pro parental rights.”
Sarasota School Board had a 3-2 liberal majority. Today @RonDeSantisFL endorsed candidates won and flipped the school board so it’s now 4-1 anti wokes indoctrination and pro parental rights. 🙌 https://t.co/SDAyqllXxY
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) August 24, 2022
“All three of our endorsed candidates in Sarasota County, Florida have WON their elections.,” the 1776 Project Pac tweeted. “We just flipped the school board from a 3-2 liberal majority to 4-1 conservative.”
🚨BREAKING: All three of our endorsed candidates in Sarasota County, Florida have WON their elections.
We just flipped the school board from a 3-2 liberal majority to 4-1 conservative.
Congrats to Bridget Ziegler, Robyn Marinelli, and Timothy Enos.
— 1776 Project Pac (@1776ProjectPac) August 23, 2022
Ted Bridis, former Associated Press editor, said that 25 of 30conservative school board candidates supported by DeSantis won elections across the state.
Whopping 25 of 30 conservative school board candidates endorsed by @GovRonDeSantis win seats across Florida, only five defeated. Will make easier than ever to reimagine classroom politics in public schools. https://t.co/vYmhq4o9Qr
— Ted Bridis (@tbridis) August 24, 2022
“The 1776 Project PAC was successful across the state of Florida,” Ryan Girdusky, founder of the 1776 Project PAC, told Fox News Digital. “This shows what happens when conservatives like the 1776 Project PAC, Moms for Liberty, and Gov. DeSantis team up behind great candidates.”