Our elected officials and other decision-makers can’t represent us if they don’t know what’s important to us. We encourage PTA members to reach out to them to share your experiences, particularly surrounding Florida PTA position statements and issues important to us locally.
Alachua County School Board & District
Office number for all board members: (352) 955-7546
Tina Certain, District 1
Mildred Russell, District 2
Gunnar Paulson, Ed.D., District 3
Leanetta McNealy, Ph.D., District 4
Robert Hyatt, District 5
Carlee Simon, Superintendent
For questions specific to COVID, you can include Prescott Cowles on communications.
Florida House of Representatives
There are three elected officials that represent Alachua County in the House:
Chuck Brannan, District 10
Local office: 386-758-0405
Tallahassee office: 850-717-5010
Chuck Clemons, District 21
Local office: 352-313-6542
Tallahassee office: 850-717-5021
Yvonne Hinson, District 20
Local office: 352-264-4001
Tallahassee office: 850-717-5020
Click here to enter your address to find out which of them represents you.
Senator Keith Perry represents all of Alachua County (District 8).
Local office: 352-264-4040
Tallahassee office: 850-487-5008
If you reside outside of Alachua County, click here to enter your address to find your Senator.
Florida Department of Education/Board of Education
Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education
Board of Education:
United States Legislators
U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Ted Yoho represents all of Alachua County (District 3).
Local office: (352) 505-0838
Washington DC office: (202) 225-5744
Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott represent all of Florida.
Senator Marco Rubio
Jacksonville office: (904) 354-4300
Washington DC office: (202)-224-3041
Senator Rick Scott
Jacksonville FL office: (904) 479-7227
Washington DC office: (202) 224-5274
Note about contacting elected officials
Please be aware that emails and letters received by legislators, School Board members, the Superintendent, Commissioner of Education, or School District employees may constitute “public records” within the meaning of F.S. 119.011, Florida Statutes, which would require that them to be made available for inspection and copying on the request of any person, except for personally identifiable student information, which is confidential and exempt from disclosure without your knowledge and consent.
In addition, under Florida law [F.S. 668-6076], email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.