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Polk School Board candidate Becky Troutman hosting affordable campaign event

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troutmanPolk County School Board candidate Becky Troutman will hold a low-dollar fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Leland Young’s Show Barn, 2905 Central Ave., Bartow.

Campaign donations for the event and eats are at an affordable $20 per family.

Troutman is the wife of former Republican State Rep. Baxter Troutman, who represented House District 66 from 2003-2010. In March 2008, Baxter Troutman proposed to Becky, his longtime girlfriend, on the floor of the Florida House.

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Former Ledger of Lakeland columnist Bill Rufty is Central Florida political correspondent for SaintPetersBlog and Florida Politics. Rufty had been with the Ledger from 1985-2015, where, as political editor, he covered a wide range of beats, including local and state politics, the Lakeland City Commission, and the Florida Legislature. Ledger editor Lenore Devore said about Rufty’s 30-year career: “[He is] a man full of knowledge, a polling expert and a war history buff … who has a steel trap in his brain, remembering details most of us have long since forgotten.”

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