Former legislator moves to Board of Education

A Republican state Representative who served four terms in the Florida House will serve her first term on the state Board of Education.

Former Rep. MaryLynn Magar, a Tequesta Republican who represented the former HD 82, was appointed Friday to the Board by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Magar was Speaker pro tempore from 2018-2020. The current Chair of the Martin County Republican Party, Magar also is Vice President at Heart Care Imaging. She received her Bachelors Degree from Virginia’s Radford University.

The appointed position comes after a career of electoral success for the South Florida Republican.

In 2020, she defeated Democrat Edward O’Connor by 25 points. In 2014

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