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Snively is the new Hillsborough County School Board chairwoman

Steve Cona III is vice chair.
Melissa Snively and Steve Cona III are the new chair and vice chair of the Hillsborough County School Board. [MARLENE | Times staff]
Published Nov. 19
Updated Nov. 19

The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday elected Melissa Snively of Lithia as their chairwoman.

In doing so, the board honored a tradition that it does not always follow, of giving the position to its last year’s vice chair.

Snively was first elected in 2014 in East Hillsborough. She operates a State Farm insurance agency and has four children, three who are still in the Hillsborough County schools.

Steve Cona III, a new member who is running for re-election the northwest suburbs and Town 'N Country, was named vice chair. Cona is president of the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

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