27-year-old conviction keeps elected Broward School Board member unseated

27-year-old conviction keeps elected Broward School Board member unseated

Gov. Ron DeSantis might be appointing another Broward County School Board member — his sixth in the last year — because one of those elected to the Board has not had his civil rights fully restored from a 1995 felony conviction.

Rodney Velez of Hollywood, who was elected to represent District 1 on the School Board, acknowledged to the Sun-Sentinel Tuesday morning that, although his right to vote has been restored, he has not gone through the process that would qualify him to hold office.

“I’m not going to break the law,” he told the Sun-Sentinel. “I’ve been waiting for things to happen. I’m still waiting. I still have time. It’s not like today is the last day.”

How much time he has, however,...

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