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My name is Christopher "Chris" Cowart. With a humble servant's heart I would like to serve you on the School Board representing District 2.
I am 37 years old and I have a 10-year-old daughter who is a 4th grader at Cedar Key School where she has attended since starting Pre-K giving me a vested interest in this District.
My parents are Jack and Phyllis Cowart from Bronson. I grew up in Bronson attending Bronson Elementary and graduating from Bronson High School in 1992. I continued my education at both Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida where I received my Bachelor's in 1997.
I then achieved my goal of becoming a college basketball coach. I spent seven years coaching and teaching basketball — with the last three at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
After missing my daughter Grace's first words and steps I began a familiar path returning to Levy County roots and work side-by-side with my parents at Jac-Pac Distributors, the business they started 35 years ago.
Throughout the years I have served as a coach in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association for both T-ball and soccer. The last five years I have been the varsity girls basketball coach at Cedar Key School, along with the privilege of the middle school team the last two years. I serve on the PTO and actively help with all fundraising efforts.
I currently serve as a commissioner on the Cedar Key Special Water & Sewer District where we have undertaken multi-million dollar budget projects in cooperation with the city and finished under budget each time.
I attend church at the Cedar Key Church of Christ and am responsible for the church finances for the last four years. I am the vice president/president-elect for the Williston Rotary Club where our mission is to help the youth of the community with the funds we raise.
I am also on the Levy County Schools Foundation serving the Cedar Key area and was selected to the North East Florida Educational Consortiums Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Committee.
My family and I have been major supporters of Levy County youth at the Suwannee River Fair for the last 30 years. I am a proud American FFA Degree recipient.
I have always been proud of my Levy County education and experiences. I believe these have molded and shaped me to be a person you would want to serve you.
Please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 352-231-34512. I am willing to work hard and accept the challenge of brightening our students' education. With this I trust you will "Vote Chris Cowart" for the Levy County School Board District 2.