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Carol Cook leads fundraising stakes race for Pinellas School Board District 5

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Incumbent School Board member Carol Cook is ahead in bringing in the money to finance her run to retain her seat.

Cook raised $2,355 last month, bringing her campaign total to $9,030.

Coming in second in the money stakes was Eliseo Santana, who has a total of $6,669. Santana is a retired communications maintenance supervisor who worked for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Trailing the field is Mike Petruccelli, who serves on the Indian Shores Town Council. Petruccelli has a total of $5,375.

The District 5 seat covers the southern portion of north Pinellas including Clearwater and some of the beach communities. Voters who live in that district decide on the candidates. The seven Pinellas School Board members serve four-year terms. The nonpartisan election is Aug. 30.

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