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The Pinellas County School Board election information

District 1

Janet R. Clark, Chairperson

District 2

Nina Hayden

District 3

Peggy L. O'Shea

District 4 Robin L. Wikle

District 5 Carol J. Cook, Vice Chairperson

District 6 Linda S. Lerner

District 7 Mary L. Tyus Brown

How to how to reach them: School Board Office: (727) 588-6300 or

Election 2010

Four seats are up this cycle. Voters go to the polls on Aug. 24 for the primary election, with district runoffs scheduled for Nov. 2, if necessary. Here's a look at the races:

District 2

• At large (Hayden is running for state Senate.)

Fonda Huff, 54, of Largo, a math and science coach for Pinellas County schools.

Terry Krassner, 58, of Largo, a retired Pinellas County principal.

District 3

• At large

Peggy O'Shea, 60, is finishing up her first term. (incumbent)

Greg Hunsinger, 59, a retired Pinellas County teacher.

District 6

• Central Pinellas, including Seminole, some of Pinellas Park and the airport.

Linda Lerner, 66, has been a Pinellas County School Board member for 20 years. (incumbent)

Brian Hawley, 31, a teacher at Largo Middle School and a Gibbs High graduate.

District 7

• South Pinellas, including much of St. Petersburg and Gulfport (Two-term member Brown is retiring.)

Keisha Bell, 36, a family law attorney also managing a federal antiobesity grant for the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

James Jackson, 65, a retired psychology professor from Miami-Dade College.

Lew Williams, 67, a former School Board candidate who worked for 35 years in Pinellas County schools, retiring as an area superintendent.

School Board meetings

Pinellas School Board meetings generally are on every second and fourth Tuesday in the conference hall at the administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. The meetings air live on WPDS-Ch. 14, which is carried on Bright House Networks Ch. 614, Knology Ch. 14 and Verizon Ch. 46. To view the meetings live online through the WPDS-Ch. 14 website, go to, then click the "Watch On The Web" link at the bottom left.

Meetings begin at 10 a.m.: Aug. 10, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, May 10, June 14.

Meetings begin at 5 p.m.: Sept. 14, Oct. 26, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26, May 24.

Organizational meeting at 9 a.m.: Nov. 16

The Pinellas County School Board election information 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:22am]
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