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Glen Gilzean backing Berny Jacques in HD 66 race in 2018

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A week after the Pinellas County Young Republicans endorsed his candidacy for the House District 66 in 2018, Berny Jacques announced Wednesday that he has received the endorsement of former Pinellas County School Board Member Glen Gilzean.  “I’ve had the privilege of knowing Berny both on a personal level and as a grassroots conservative leader,” said Gizean on Wednesday. “As a former Pinellas County School Board member, I am confident that Berny will pursue policies that strengthen our public schools while…

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Mary Brown endorses Lew Williams in three-person Pinellas school board race

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Two-term Pinellas County school board member Mary Brown is throwing her support behind Lew Williams in the District 7 race to replace her, according to a press release from Williams’ campaign. Brown, who is retiring from the board, left a competitive field of candidates in her wake. Williams, a retired Pinellas County schools educator, faces attorney Keisha Bell and retired college professor Jim Jackson in the Aug. 24 primary. “ I believe that Lew has demonstrated time and time again that he truly cares…

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Pinellas teachers union backs Terry Krassner, Linda Lerner, Peggy O’Shea, Lew Williams

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Both incumbents running for re-election on the Pinellas County School Board are getting an approving nod from PCTA/PESPA, according to an email sent to members today. The unions’ political action committee endorsed Linda Lerner for District 6 and Peggy O’Shea for District 3. It’s also backing former principal Terry Krassner for District 2 and former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams for District 7. The email said “both incumbents have worked closely with the PCTA in solving problems in the past and…

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Pinellas teachers union backs Terry Krassner, Linda Lerner, Peggy O’Shea, Lew Williams

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Both incumbents running for re-election on the Pinellas County School Board are getting an approving nod from PCTA/PESPA, according to an email sent to members today. The unions’ political action committee endorsed Linda Lerner for District 6 and Peggy O’Shea for District 3. It’s also backing former principal Terry Krassner for District 2 and former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams for District 7. The email said “both incumbents have worked closely with the PCTA in solving problems in the past and…

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Lew Williams files to run for Pinellas School Board

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As I predicted/warned yesterday, former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams filed to run for the Pinellas School Board, joining Keisha Bell and Jim Jackson in the bid to replace Mary Brown, who announced Monday she won’t seek re-election. Williams retired from Pinellas schools in 2005 after 34 years as a teacher and administrator. He ran for the School Board in 2006, narrowly missing a runoff in the race eventually won by Peggy O’Shea.

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Mendee Ligon withdraws from Pinellas school board race, Lew Williams considering a run

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From The Gradebook: St. Petersburg dentist Mendee Ligon announced today she is withdrawing from the District 2, at large race, less than two weeks after she filed. In a press release, she cited personal reasons, noting that her mother has become extremely ill. “My desire to serve the children and parents in Pinellas County is strong; however, my need to be there for my mother is stronger,” she said in the release. — Separately, I’m hearing former area supeintendent Lew Williams is definitely running.

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