Candidate Charles Brink puts up $65,000 to run for Hillsborough School Board
Charles Brink didn't just put his name in the race for Hillsborough County School Board. He's also loaned $65,000 to the campaign.
The loan — the only money 61-year-old Brink lists so far in his finance reports — makes him the fundraising leader of all 16 candidates who filed so far for three seats in 2014.
But close behind is Michelle Popp Shimberg with $62,368, much of it from family, friends, business associates of her husband and people she has met in her years as a community volunteer.