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Edgecomb gets a challenger for Hillsborough school board seat



A former school disrict employee has filed to run in this year's board election against longtime educator Doretha Edgecomb.

Henry Ballard, 61, will challenge Edgecomb to represent District 5 in central Tampa.

Ballard worked for the district until 2011 as a manager in its office of supplier diversity. Edgecomb, 69, joined the board in 2004 after a career as a teacher and administrator.

With Ballard's entrance, all incumbent members now face opposition. Two people are challenging Jack Lamb and seven are trying to unseat Carol Kurdell.

[Last modified: Friday, April 20, 2012 8:21am]


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