Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bunker Pulls Petition To Run for Lakeland Mayor

Shelby County Commissioner formerly served on Shelby County Schools board and has been consistent advocate of suburban municipal schools.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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Shelby County Commissioner Wyatt Bunker — who previously served six years on the old Shelby County Schools board, following years of service by his father, Homer Bunker, on that board — now aspires to become Lakeland’s mayor as the city prepares to establish its own independent school district.

Bunker drew a petition from the Election Commisson on Wednesday, immediately following the Commission’s schedule of committee meetings . Incumbent Mayor Scott Carmichael has also drawn a petition. The election will be held on September 19.

A veteran of law enforcement, Bunker now serves as director of security for Baptist Hospital East.

On the Commission, Bunker has been a outspoken advocate for suburban municipal schools, consistently resisting the Commission majority’s pursuit of litigation against the municipal-school process. "I regard my legislative experience and contacts, as well as my School Board service as good preparation to lead Lakeland into the new era," Bunker said.



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