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Ziegler elected to one-year term as School Board chairwoman

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PASSING THE GAVEL: Bridget Ziegler, center, is congratulated by fellow School Board members Shirley Brown and Eric Robinson after being elected 2017-18 School Board chairwoman. Jane Goodwin, who was elected vice chair, and Caroline Zucker, outgoing chair, joined the School Board meeting by phone from a conference in Tampa.

SARASOTA, Nov. 28, 2017 — Bridget Ziegler was elected to a one-year term as chairwoman of the School Board of Sarasota County on Nov. 28 by a unanimous 5-0 vote of the Board. Jane Goodwin was unanimously elected to serve as vice chair. The School Board elects a chair and vice chair annually from among its five members. Ziegler, who has served as vice chair since November 2016, succeeds Caroline Zucker as chair.

“I am pleased to be elected chair by my fellow School Board members,” said Ziegler. “I look forward to serving in this important role, collaborating with my colleagues on several projects that have an impact on student success, including closing the achievement gap, attracting and retaining high-quality school district employee, and educating citizens about the upcoming referendum vote in March. Voters will decide about whether to renew the referendum on the 1-mill voted funding that supports local schools for another four years. It’s an honor to represent the School Board and this exceptional school district in this critical year.”   

School Board member Eric Robinson, referring to the election of Ziegler and Goodwin as chair and vice chair, said it was the “right combination at the right time.”

Ziegler was appointed to the School Board by Gov. Rick Scott in June 2014 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Carol Todd. Ziegler was elected to a four-year term in November 2014.

She is a vice president at Marsh & McLennan, a firm whose specialties include risk management and insurance services. She is married to Christian Ziegler, state committeeman for the Republican Party of Sarasota County. The couple has two young daughters, Reagan and Sloane.

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