…while his family continues to live in a home in District 3
Editor’s Note: In advance of qualifying to run as a candidate to represent District 1 on the Indian River County School Board, Shawn Frost went to the Suprevisor of Elections’ office May 5, changing his address to 6700 77th Street, where he claims to be living above the garage in a home owned by his father. All the while, Frost’s wife, from whom he says he is not estranged, and their children continue to live in a home he owns located in District 3. Voters will have to decide for themselves whether Frost is complying with both the spirit and the letter of Florida’s election laws. By law, he must have established legal residency in District 1 as of June 20, 2014. The facts are that Frost is, he says, living above the garage in a home his father owns in District 1, while his wife and children continue to live in a home he owns located in District 3.
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District 1 School Board candidate, Shawn Frost, who is competing against Karen Disney-Brombach in the upcoming August 26 election, is claiming to have established legal residency in District 1 by moving into living space above the garage in a home his father owns located at 6700 77th Street. Frost said today his wife and children continue to live in a home located in District 3.
Late this afternoon, Frost explained that in order to be helpful to his father, he is now living at 6700 77th Street. “I live above the garage and help my dad with barn chores, his health challenges, and the care of 35 acres of ranch land,” Frost wrote.
“We chose not to uproot my wife and kids and probably won’t move them until the Christmas break. We will all live in district 1, so as to be in compliance with elections laws and to finally return to being whole as a family,” Frost added.
Frost also acknowledged that he looked into whether he would need to continue to live in District 1, if elected. “Yes,” he wrote, “I checked with Leslie Swan, which is why I instructed our Realtor to narrow the house search to district 1 so that we would be in compliance throughout the process.”
According to public records from the Property Appraiser’s office, Frost owns a residence located in District 3, where he says his wife, Renee, and their two children continue to live.
However, that address is not in District 1. It is in District 3. When he filed as a candidate for the Indian River County School Board with the Supervisor of Elections, Frost gave his residence address as 6700 77th Street. That property is owned by his father, Donald Frost. (Also below).
To qualify as a candidate for School Board, a candidate must be a legal resident of the district in which they are running as of the qualifying date of June 16-20, 2014.
Earlier this year, Frost filed as a candidate for County Commission in a different district, but withdrew soon afterwards. Then he refiled as a candidate for School Board in District 1.