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Gorham, Valdes endorsed by teachers union



Gorham_2Stephen Gorham is picking up steam in his bid to unseat 16-year veteran School Board member Carol Kurdell.

Last night, he won the endorsement of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association. The teachers union also threw its support behind Susan Valdes, the only other incumbent being challenged this season. Board members Doretha Edgecomb and Jack Lamb were re-elected without competition. For what it's worth, they also received the union's endorsements.

Carolkurdell_3Gorham is being backed by both of Hillsborough's major unions. He established himself as a politician not to be underestimated as a novice running against Ronda Storms for the state senate. But Kurdell is a familiar name to many voters. She has drawn two challengers this year in a countywide race that promises to be more exciting than the standard School Board fodder.

(Photos: Gorham, left, Kurdell, right.)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:48am]


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