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Third candidate seeks Hillsborough County School Board District 2 seat

TAMPA — A second candidate will challenge incumbent Candy Olson for the District 2 seat on the Hillsborough County School Board.

Frank E. Hernandez, 29, said he would focus on representing all voters in the sprawling district, which extends from South Tampa to Ruskin.

"Most of the people I have talked to feel completely disconnected from issues the in classroom," said the Palmetto Beach resident. "They have no say, they have no voice."

Hernandez, a former noncommissioned officer in the Air Force, is currently studying for a master's degree in education at the University of South Florida. He said he hoped to provide a fresh perspective and "take advantage of the progress that has been made on the School Board, but take it to a whole new level."

He will face both Olson and Emmet Gonzalo Negrete, an 18-year-old freshman at USF, in the Aug. 24 primary.

Reach Tom Marshall at tmarshall@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3400.

Third candidate seeks Hillsborough County School Board District 2 seat 04/19/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 19, 2010 11:31pm]
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