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One more candidate declares intention for Pasco School Board District 4



The number of people hoping to replace Kathryn Starkey on the Pasco County School Board is now up to five.

The latest hopeful is civic activist and real estate agent Alison Crumbley, who told the Gradebook she will file her paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections office this week. Crumbley is one of Starkey's close friends, and likely will be able to count on her support during the crowded primary election.

Crumbley, who helped create the education foundation's Cinderella Ball, said she's motivated to give her time and energy to the community that has meant so much to her family. "I think the best thing a community can offer its present students and its future is education," said Crumbley, who has lived in the county since 1967.

She would face psychologist Steven Kanakis, pastor John Tracy, retired court reporter Billie Kaleel and medical supplies firm owner Christopher Cooley for the seat, Starkey plans to resign in July in order to run for State House District 45.

The nonpartisan race would take place in the fall unless Starkey changes direction; the seat otherwise is not slated to come open until 2012.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:48am]


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