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Luke Buzzard re-appointed to Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

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Luke Buzard has been re-appointed to the Early Learning Coalition Hillsborough County by Governor Rick Scott.

The 37-year-old Wesley Chapel resident is the pipeline safety director at TECO Energy. He previously served as chair of both the Accounting Circle at University of South Florida and the West Central Region for Connect Florida.

Buzard received his bachelor’s degree from USF. His term will run through April 30, 2020.

The Early Learning Coalition is considered the leading agency in Hillsborough’s early childhood care and education arena.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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