Judge rules against former ACPS school board member Diyonne McGraw in her suit against Governor DeSantis

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 6:05 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Former Alachua County School Board member Diyonne Mcgraw’s attempt to get the seat she once held back has failed.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ office has confirmed to TV20 that McGraw’s case against the Governor, claiming Desantis did not have the constitutional authority to remove her from office, was closed on Monday.

Eighth judicial circuit court judge Monica Brasington ruled that it was quote “proper for Desantis to remove her and appoint Mildred Russell to her seat.

Brasington also reaffirmed that Mcgraw did not live inside district two.

Related story: Alachua County School Board swears in new member Mildred Russell

This comes after DeSantis removed McGraw from her school board seat last summer after it was found that she lives in district four.

DeSantis then replaced her with Russell.

Mcgraw claims that she was misled by the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office about her eligibility to run for the district two-seat.

Related story: “You told me I was in district two”: Diyonne McGraw blames elections office for her school board seat being vacated

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