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Updated: 07/11/2014 09:22:53AM

Scott appoints Compton to school board

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SEBRING — One of the candidates for the District 5 Seat on the Highlands County School Board has gotten a leg up on her competition from Tallahassee. Jill Compton became the incumbent candidate when she was appointed Friday to serve out the term of Andy Tuck who left the school board to take a post on the state Board of Education.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Compton’s appointment in a Friday press release. Compton heard the news firsthand Thursday evening. “Gov. Scott called me on my cell phone with the news,” she said. “I didn’t recognize the number and I almost didn’t answer.”

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