Governor Rick Scott appoints Andy Tuck to State Board of Education

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TALLAHASSE, Fla.(WTXL-TV) --  Governor Rick Scott has appointed a former Highlands County School Board Chairman to serve on the Florida Board of Education.

44-year-old Andy Tuck, a native of Sebring, Florida, has been chosen by Scott to fill a vacant seat beginning January 29.   Tuck's tenure would last through December 31, 2017.

Tuck received his bachelor's degree from Florida Southern College.  He served as a member of the Florida School Boards Association from 2012 to 2013.

Governor Scott praised Tuck's service, touting his pick's readiness for the job.  “Andy has worked throughout his career to provide Florida students with the tools they need to succeed," Scott said of Tuck.

"I am proud to appoint Andy to the State Board of Education, and look forward to him continuing to make Florida the best state in the country to get an education.”

Tuck's appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida State Senate.