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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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