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Updated: 08/26/2014 07:10:05PM

Lynn Wilson, Polk County School Board District 6

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PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY


Lynn Wilson's bid for District 6 on the Polk County School Board pits him against incumbent Debra Wright. A 57-year-old certified public accountant with 30 years experience in accounting, Wilson wants to clean up what he calls the district's sloppy bookkeeping.

Lynn Wilson

By CASSIE JACOBY

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Lynn Wilson faces incumbent Debra Smith Wright for District 6 in his bid to win the four-year Polk County School Board seat that pays an annual salary of $40,135. A 57-year-old certified public accountant who is the director of finance for the Polk State College Foundation, Wilson wants to clean up what he calls sloppy and inaccurate bookkeeping.

“We haven’t had a clean audit in over four years,” said Wilson, a Winter Haven resident with 30 years of accounting experience. “There were a number of years that auditors routinely cited the district for numerous and serious infractions including mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. We now have a massive debt and this year alone the district will have to write a check in the amount of $19 million just on the debt service.”

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