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Six apply (so far) for Lew Williams' seat



Update at 11:34 a.m.: Word must be getting around fast. Two more applications have come in for Lew Williams' seat. We've updated the post and headline to reflect the new info, and added the applications below.

Four people so far have submitted applications to Gov. Rick Scott in hopes of being appointed to the Pinellas school board seat left vacant by the death of Lew Williams. They are:

* Jim Jackson, 67, of St. Petersburg, a retired Miami-Dade College professor who ran for the seat against Williams last year

* Michael-Christopher Tauchnitz, 43, of Oldsmar, a software engineer with Verifone

* Myrtle Williams, 67, of St. Petersburg, a retired associate provost with St. Petersburg College

* Sean O'Flannery, 43, of St. Petersburg, a Lakewood High teacher who ran for school board in 2006

* Glenton Gilzean, 29, of St. Petersburg, director of an educational nonprofit called Educate Today

* Cassandra Jackson, 52, of St. Petersburg, a paraprofessional at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School

Scott has set no deadlines on when he will make an appointment. People must apply to be considered.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:37am]


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