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Nine qualify for Pinellas school board races



As of noon, nine candidates had qualified for the four non-partisan Pinellas County School Board races.

In District 3, incumbent Peggy O'Shea will run against Greg Hunsinger, a retired Pinellas County educator.

In District 5, incumbent Linda Lerner appears faces challenger, Brian David Hawley, a teacher at Largo Middle School. Judith Bruinius, who said earlier in the race she was running against Lerner on a tea party platform, had not qualified in time, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections web site.

In District 7, where two-term member Mary Brown is retiring, three candidates are vying to replace her: attorney Keisha Bell, community activist James Harold Jackson and retired school administrator Lew Williams.

And in District 2, an at-large race, only two of six candidates who originally filed for the seat qualified, according to the county elections Web site: retired principal Terry Krassner and math and science coach Fonda Huff. They vie to replace Nina Hayden, who is resigning her seat to run for state Senate District 16.

For information on other local races click here.

Rebecca Catalanello, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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