On the campaign trail in Hillsborough
With exactly a month before voters cast their ballot in the Hillsborough County School Board races, the better-funded candidates are beginning to send out their mailers.
This piece, from incumbent Susan Valdes, highlights work Valdes has done to get diplomas in the hands of students who would otherwise leave certificates of completion.
Valdes faces an energetic challenge from Bill Person, a former teacher, principal and district administrator who is campaigning largely in the West Tampa area of District 1.
Watch the Tampa Bay Times' Tampa Tribune section for its upcoming Know Your Candidates report on the 17 candidates who are running for four seats.