Niceville, FL – Okaloosa Schools Superintendent Marcus Chambers (R-Niceville) filed for reelection for 2024. No other candidates have filed for the position as of February second. The election takes place November 5th, 2024.
During his first term, Chambers led the school district through the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining the district’s top “A” rating.
“Nothing is more important to me than our students’ safety and academic success. For nearly 25 years, I have worked every day to provide Okaloosa students with an outstanding education,” Chambers said. “I am excited to launch my reelection campaign and talk to voters about my commitment to continue building safer, stronger schools for students. I believe in Okaloosa Schools, and I will always put our students first,” Chambers said, “As Superintendent, my priorities will be maintaining Okaloosa Schools’ top “A” rating for academic excellence, providing robust extracurricular opportunities, expanding workforce and technical education offerings, investing in our teachers and staff, completing critical school safety and maintenance improvements, and planning for new school construction. I stand with Governor DeSantis and his efforts to keep inappropriate political agendas out of the classroom. In Okaloosa County, our schools will provide a high-quality, well-rounded education focused on the basics, so our children are prepared for success in the workforce, college, and their daily lives,” said Chambers.
Chambers earned the job in a hard-fought election in 2020 – where he ended up getting a 2-1 margin over his opponent, Ray Sansom. Before his election, he was appointed by Governor Ron Desantis after the fallout from the scandal involving former Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson and an alleged coverup concerning the physical abuse of a child with autism at a school in Fort Walton Beach. The appointment was made just days after DeSantis took office.
Chambers rose through the ranks as a teacher, then a principal and finally a deputy superintendent under Mary Beth Jackson’s administration before being appointed superintendent himself.
Chambers is a father of two children, a son and a daughter, who graduated from he Okaloosa County School system.
His wife, Krissinda is a classroom teacher.