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Ken Peluso to run for Pinellas school board

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April

A retired Palm Harbor chiropracter and longtime education activist announced Wednesday that he'll run for Pinellas school board.

Ken Peluso, 57, is seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Robin Wikle, who has announced plans to vacate her seat.

"Serving on the school board is an important role that requires a proven effective leader with a passion for excellence in education, extensive community involvement, board experience, proven fiscal responsibility and successful businss background to tackle the many challenges facing our school system," Peluso said in a press release.

According to the release, Peluso has held a number of positions in education since 2007, when he was appointed to serve as the chairman of Pinellas's Early Learning Coalition. He has also served on the statewide Early Learning Advisory Council and spent three years on the Calvary Christian High School board.

Peluso says he chaired the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce's education committee, as well as the government affairs committee and the foundation board, which administers scholarships. He has also headed the Palm Harbor Teacher's Appreciation Breakfast and participated in parent and advisory groups at East Like High, Carwise Middle and Highland Lakes Elementary.

Peluso has also served as Palm Harbor's fire commissioner and been honored as "Citizen of the Year," "Honorary Mayor," and "Small Business of the Year."

Basically, he's well-entrenched in Palm Harbor. Read the full release here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:02pm]

    

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