Rocky Hanna Wins NEBA Debate, Superintendent Jackie Pons Second

In a forum for candidates running for Superintendent of Leon County Schools, held by the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA), former Leon High School principal Rocky Hanna finished first in the straw poll.

Hanna was followed by Superintendent Jackie Pons and former Leon County school board member Forrest Van Camp. Over 120 people attended the forum held at Capital City Country Club. Only NEBA members were allowed to vote in the straw poll.

TR will have a full write-up on the forum later today.

15 Responses to "Rocky Hanna Wins NEBA Debate, Superintendent Jackie Pons Second"

  1. Stanley Sims   June 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Go Rocky Go…

  2. Jeff DeVore   June 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I know Rocky to be a good guy who went out of his way to attend to my kid’s needs. And the teacher’s needs; and the school’s needs.
    I’m voting for Rocky because he understands that others deserve the opportunity to take charge of their departments; allowing teachers to teach and principals to have a say. I want a broad-picture guy, who isn’t micromanaging for political opportunities.

    • Robin Krause   June 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Well said!
      I wholeheartedly agree!

  3. Hope   June 29, 2016 at 7:57 am

    GO ROCKY!!!

  4. Kathy Culley   June 29, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I agree with Jeff Devore. We need someone who truly cares about our education system, teachers, students, and parents. We don’t need someone who is trying to decide what political office to run for next.

    • Patricia Ann Sunday   July 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Then I am that person. I care about the educational system, teachers, students, and parents. I am not trying to decide what political office to run for next. This is the third time I have run for this office so I appear to be the ONE that really desires to make a real change, not just talk about it.

  5. Robin Krause   June 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

    The job of Superintendent needs a person of strong character and integrity.

    That is why ROCKY has my vote!

    I am proud to support my dear friend and a hard-working man!

    Rocky Hanna for Superintendent!

  6. Patricia Ann Sunday   June 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    It was certainly clear to see why Rocky won the little straw poll since his father in law Ted Thomas was in charge of the event… and the room was almost filled with all Rocky supporters…you might call the deck stacked against the rest of us candidates. The first clue I saw to this was that I almost fell over ten signs stuck right at the front door that my dress snagged on. Very bad taste and very rude shenanigans I would say. In the contests I have been in before I have never seen such mental torment and verbal abuse as they gave the current superintendent. I want to win this office as much as the others but this was just plain WRONG. The female candidate.

    • Regular Voter   July 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      It’s called politics, Ms Sunday. You could have brought your signs and supporters too. I wish you had.

      • Patricia   July 1, 2016 at 9:20 pm

        Thank you Mr Thomas. I guess the rest of us did not get the memo.

        • Jem   July 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

          It is in poor taste to lose a debate/straw poll and blame the people attending or running the event. If you had won the straw poll would you be lambasting the event coordinator for being biased?

          Furthermore, it is your job as the candidate to convince people to vote for you. If your message isn’t resonating with the people supporting Mr. Hanna, blame the message, not the voters.

  7. Old Cop   July 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hanna needed to win, the FBI hasn’t been as big a help as he hoped.

  8. Old Cop   July 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Was my comment removed because it was not pro Hanna?

  9. Regular Voter   July 1, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    My faith in Tallahassee Reports is confirmed. Thank you.

  10. Old Cop   July 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for printing my comment. Your unbiased reporting is appreciated.


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