BY BUDDY NEVINS
Patricia “Patti” Good of Pembroke Pines hopes the third time is the charm.
Good is the first candidate to open a campaign for the seat of former School Board member Bev Gallagher, who is heading to prision for bribery.
Good, a Democrat, lost a 2004 School Board race to Gallagher. She was passed over by Gov. Charlie Crist for the temporary appointment to the Gallagher seat last year.
The appointment went to Kevin Tynan, the former chairman of the Broward Republican Party who has not begun a campaign.
Good is a Cuban-American who was born in Havana and moved to Florida in 1968. An Miami-Dade County School administrator, she served on the county’s Charter Review Board and the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools advisory board.
Good did not return a call for comment, which seems strange. If she can’t answer questions from me, how is she going to handle being on the School Board?
She has already snared some endorsements: Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis; Miramar Mayor Lori Mosley; Miramar Commissioner Yvonne Garth; Pembroke Pines Commissioners Angelo Castillo, Carl Shechter and Jack McCluskey and Century Village condominium leader Adele Berger.
Henry Rose, a Pembroke Pines community leader who lost a race to Gallagher in 2008, is Good’s treasurer.
The southwest Broward district is overwhelmingly Democratic.