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Lawyer files to run against Mary Brown for Pinellas School Board

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Attorney Keisha Bell has filed to run for the Pinellas School Board seat now held by two-term incumbent Mary Brown. According to a press release, Bell, 35, is a St. Petersburg native, a member of the NAACP and Pinellas County Urban League and a youth mentor.

Bell is the first candidate to challenge one of three incumbents up for re-election this year (Brown, Linda Lerner and Peggy O’Shea). Retired teacher Charles McKenzie is also considering running against Brown.

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