The spectrum of 2014 IRC School Board candidates does not appear to be very deep from outward appearance. It’s true you can’t judge a book by looking at its cover but on the other hand what you see is what you get. Where are all of the retired veterans of education? Those that for years fought against ignorance, intolerance and prejudices amongst and against ethnic groups and races----Now is the time for retired and former teachers, educators, et al, to come to the aid of education in your districts and your state for the sake of our country, the United States.
According to the District School Board of Indian River County, Florida RESOLUTION No.: 2012-05 25th day of October, 2011 stated as follows:
In 2012, and every four (4) years thereafter, unless otherwise revised by the School Board, the School Board will hold elections in Districts 3 and 5 as reflected on Exhibit A. In 2014, and every four (4) years thereafter, unless otherwise revised by the School Board, the School Board will hold elections in Districts 1, 2 and 4 as reflected on Exhibit A.
(See list below of 2014 Candidates for Districts 1, 2 and 4 of the School Board of Indian River County, Florida)
Karen Disney-Brombach: School Board - Dist 1
Miami Dade College - graduated from the Respiratory Therapy Technician program; Anne Arundel College; Florida International University.
Current occupation/work history: School Board Member - School District of Indian River County;
Capital Campaign for Children's Home Society Independent Living Facility - Lynn Potter Co.;
Business Owner - Brombach Plumbing Service; Director of Home Health Services - Pediatric Services of America;
Respiratory Care Practitioner - Kids Medical Club; Respiratory Care Practitioner, Transport Preceptor, NICU - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Volunteer/Civic involvement: School District of Indian River County - classroom volunteer; Sunny Shores Sea Camp - Board of Trustees, Camp Director; Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival - Board of Directors, Volunteer Coordinator; Florida School Board Assoc - Federal Relations Chairman; Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards - Executive Committee, Past President; United Way - Selection Committee; Haven of Hope - Board of Directors.
Ruben Bermudez: School Board - Dist 2
Educational background: Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology, working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice administration; certified Florida Law Enforcement officer and Florida Corrections Officer.
Current occupation: Sheriff's Deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff Office.
Family info (spouse, children): Spouse's name is Amanda M. Bermudez.
My wife and I have six great children: Jacob, Tamia, Lila, Josiah, Joaquin and Maliyah.
How long you lived in the community: I have lived in Indian River County since 2002.
Address: Vero Beach, Florida 32967
Party affiliation: Nonpartisan
Phone (772) 205-9107
Dale Simchick: School Board - Dist 2
Educational background: Attended Hauppauge High School in New York Class of 1975. Entered the United States Marine Corps with an occupational specialty in communications and teletype; attended Suffolk Community College for courses in accounting and bookkeeping.
Current occupation/work history: IRC School Board member; IRC Sheriff’s Office General Services Administrator since January 2004. Prior, worked for Southampton Town Police as a dispatcher from 1987-2003; 24 year career working with Law Enforcement Agencies as a dispatcher, records specialist, buyer and currently an administrator. Previously, family owned a successful home improvement business (I was responsible for the bookkeeping and accounting). Elected to the Sebastian City Council and worked serving the community proudly from 2007 till 2009.
Volunteer/Civic involvement: Proud Rotarian at the Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary, Salvation Army Volunteer, IRC Drug Prevention Coalition Board, Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board, Indian River Land Trust and Sebastian Historical Society Member.
Randy Heimler: School Board - Dist 4
Educational Background: Graduated from University of Arizona with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Current occupation/work history: V.P. of Lady Audrey Fashions, a Costume Jewelry manufacturer, for over 20 years.
Miami Dade School District- over 1000 hours in classroom teaching experience.
Volunteer/Civic involvement: State of Florida Volunteer of the Year for the Department of Education.
Miami Dade County School District Volunteer of the Year. City of Miami Police Department Hero Award. Chairman Miami Dade County School District Strategic Planning Committee. Chairman City of Miami Beach Convention Center Advisory Board. PTA President Frederick Douglass Elementary.
Richard D. SR Marini: School Board - Dist 4
Educational background: Keiser University BA Homeland Security 2010; Keiser University AS Fire Science 2007;
Dean’s List at Keiser University all four years; Extensive classes in Emergency Management; Fire Inspector 2003;
Indian River Fire Academy 1991; Emergency Medical Technician 1991; Vero Beach High School Graduate 1986
Current occupation/work history: I am a Lieutenant with Indian River County Fire Rescue and have worked for the County for a little over fourteen years. Prior to working for Indian River County Fire Rescue, I was a member of the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department for five years. Before entering the fire service, I was employed by Indian River County School District as a Health Assistant and Teacher’s Aide.
Volunteer/Civic involvement: Member of the Indian River Fire Rescue Honor Guard; Member IAFF 2201; Member Florida Fire Marshalls Association; Member of Boy Scouts of America; Member of Girl Scouts of America; Past President of
Citrus PTA; Member of Citrus PTA; Past Board member of Indian River County American Little League; Past Board member of Indian River County Senior League Baseball; Formal Assistant baseball coach Vero Beach High School;
Past Director of the After School Program at Beachland Elementary; Past Vice President of the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department.