Candidates for Hillsborough County School Board will gather Friday at a noon Tiger Bay Club meeting and we are interested in what they have to say.
This marks the unofficial start of the campaign season, although some of the candidates have been on the trail for a year or more.
The lineup looks like this:
For the District 2 seat in South Tampa and south Hillsborough, now held by Sally Harris: Joseph Caetano, Harris, Stacy Hahn.
For the District 4 seat in East Hillsborough, now held by Melissa Snively: LaShonda 'Shon' Davison, and Snively.
For the District 6 seat, at large, that will be vacated by April Griffin: Scott 'Mr. H' Hottenstein, Robert A. Pechacek, Bill Person, Mitchell Smithey, Kelso Tanner, Jessica Vaughn and Henry 'Shake' Washington.
Expect questions about air conditioning and the budget, the growing popularity of charter schools, security, and a hot topic of recent days: How to get voters interested in a referendum to raise taxes for the schools.