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Gov. Scott names Pinellas newcomer to fill Lew Williams' seat



gilzean.jpgGov. Rick Scott has appointed a former Department of Education staffer to replace the late Lew Williams on the Pinellas school board, a district spokeswoman said Monday. Glenton "Glen" Gilzean Jr., 29, who just moved to Pinellas County late last year, according to his application, was a regional field director for the DOE from 2006 to 2009. He now directs a nonprofit called Educate Today.

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Photo: Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott talks to Glenton Gilzean Jr. on May 25, 2010 after speaking to the Tampa Bay Young Republicans club in the Tampa Club in the Bank of American building in downtown Tampa. Gilzean questioned Scott on the academic achievement gap, and his plans to help the issue. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]

[Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 3:29pm]


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