Venice High School substitute teacher Richard Linden is now the third candidate in the race for incumbent Jane Goodwin’s District 5 School Board seat.

All four of the candidates looking to challenge the Sarasota school board’s three incumbents up for re-election this cycle have some form of teaching experience.

Linden told the Herald-Tribune he decided to run after “noticing a number of decisions by the school board and administrators that might have gone differently had someone with more teaching experience been on the board.”

He cited superintendent Todd Bowden’s choice to not make up any hurricane days and the district’s failed move to hire an outside PR firm.