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Gov. DeSantis declares vacant seat on Alachua County School Board following concerns about Diyonne McGraw’s residency

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Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:17 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Governor Ron DeSantis declared a vacant seat on the Alachua County School Board Thursday evening, following a lawsuit filed against school board member Diyonne McGraw, accusing her of running in the wrong district.

The Governor issued executive order 21-147 declaring the vacancy.

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In the executive order, DeSantis wrote “due to Diyonne McGraw’s failure to maintain the residence required of her by law a vacancy exists on the Alachua County School Board, District 2, which I shall fill in compliance with the law.”

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The full executive order issued by the Governor is below.

https://www.scribd.com/document/512187049/Alachua-Eo

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