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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