Democratic leader joins crowded race for Hillsborough school board
Alan Clendenin, first vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party, has filed to run for the Hillsborough County School Board in countywide District 7.
With five weeks remaining before the June 24 qualifying deadline, candidates have been entering and leaving some of the races with this lineup as of now:
William Person will challenge incumbent Susan Valdes in west Hillsborough's District 1.
In North Hillsborough's District 3, incumbent Cindy Stuart, next in line as board chair, faces challenges from Alicia Toler and Ramil Kaminsky.
Central Tampa's District 5 is wide open, with Doretha Edgecomb stepping down in November. Candidates Joseph Jordan-Robinson, Lynette Tracee Judge, Jacqueline Coffie Leeks, Tarance Delento LeNoir and Tamara Patrice Shamburger have filed so far.
The at-large District 7 seat, long held by Carol Kurdell, will also come open. Clendenin joins a crowded field that includes Joseph Caetano, Carlos Frontela, Lynn Gray, Stanley Gray, Norene Miller and Randy Toler.