School employee unions announce favored candidates
The political action committee for Pinellas County’s two largest school employee unions has announced its recommendations for School Board.The group supports Janet Clark, District 1- at large; Carol Cook, District 5; Ron Walker, District 2-at large; and Ken Peluso, District 4.
Clark, left, a former middle school teacher, “has been very faithful to our issues,” said Jade Moore, executive director of both unions, the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association and the Pinellas Education Support Personnel Association. He added: “There are a lot of good people in that race. This was not an easy one.”
Walker, right, a former School Board member, gave “good answers” in his interview with the 14-member panel that reviewed the candidates, Moore said, adding that Walker was “developing into a really good board member” when he left in 1992 to run for Tax Collector. The District 2 race also has several good candidates, Moore said. The committee “wrangled on that one for hours.”