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    Meet the state's new education leaders

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published June 7, 2001


    Jim Horne (education secretary)

    Age: 42

    Background: Certified public accountant. State senator elected from a northeast Florida district in 1994, where he served as Senate Appropriations Committee chairman. Former president of Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

    Party: Republican.

    Education: B.S. in accounting from Florida State University.

    Home: Orange Park.

    Phil Handy (chairman)

    Age: 57

    Background: Financier who was chairman of the Education Governance Reorganization Transition Task Force. Launched the 1992 "Eight is Enough" referendum in which Florida voters overwhelmingly approved term limits. General chairman of Republican Bill McCollum's unsuccessful Senate campaign.

    Party: Republican

    Education: B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

    Home: Winter Park.

    Julia Johnson

    Age: 38

    Background: Former member of the Public Service Commission. Lawyer with the Department of Community Affairs. Member of the University of Florida Foundation Board of Trustees.

    Party: Democrat

    Education: B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

    Home: Orlando.

    T. Willard Fair

    Age: 62

    Background: Founder of Liberty Charter School in Miami. President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami. Member of the Board of Trustees of Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International University.

    Party: None. Backed Jeb Bush in 1998.

    Education: B.A. from Johnson C. Smith University and M.S.W. from the Atlanta University School of Social Work.

    Home: Miami.

    Linda Eads

    Age: 54

    Background: Administrator at Nova Southeastern University. Former teacher and administrator in Miami-Dade public schools. Founded magnet high school.

    Party: Republican

    Education: B.E. from University of Miami, M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in education from Nova Southeastern University.

    Home: Miami.

    Carolyn Roberts

    Age: 56

    Background: Owner of a real estate agency. Former chair of the Florida Board of Regents. Member of the board at the University of Florida Foundation and at Shands Health Care.

    Party: Republican

    Education: B.S. in business from Florida Southern College in 1969.

    Home: Ocala.

    Charles P. Garcia

    Age: 40

    Background: Decorated former Air Force officer and current chairman and chief executive officer of Sterling Financial Investment Group. A former White House Fellow appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

    Party: Republican

    Education: B.S. degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from Columbia University's School of Law.

    Home: Boca Raton.

    William L. Proctor

    Age: 68

    Background: Soon to retire as president of Flagler College in St. Augustine after 30 years as president. Has a total of 45 years as a public school teacher, coach and superintendent.

    Party: Republican.

    Education: Graduate of Florida State University, with a B.S. in education and an M.S. and Ph.D. in education administration.

    Home: St. Augustine.

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