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Keisha Bell enters Pinellas District 7 board race

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keishabell.jpgCount Keisha Bell in.

The 37-year-old attorney this week announced her intent to run for the Pinellas County school board District 7 seat.

Bell ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2010, when she competed with Jim Jackson and Lew Williams. After her primary defeat, she threw her support behind Williams, a long-time Pinellas County educator who went on to win the south Pinellas County district.

Williams died late last year, leaving his seat up for grabs.

Bell joins a field of candidates that include St. Petersburg City Council representative Rene Flowers and Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School paraprofessional Cassandra Jackson.

Glenton Gilzean, whom Gov. Rick Scott appointed to fill Williams seat in the interim, has not yet announced whether he will also run for the position. Bell also submitted an application to the governor's office seeking that appointment.

Attached you will find a press release Bell emailed announcing her candidacy.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:41am]

    

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