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Pinellas County School Board’s Ken Peluso files for re-election

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Ken Peluso, Pinellas County School Board’s District 4 incumbent, filed paperwork this morning run for re-election in 2016. “I’m extremely pleased with what’s happening in our school district,” Peluso told SaintPetersBlog. “I’m proud of what we’re doing [and] look forward to contributing in the future.” Peluso, 58, was first elected to the School Board last November, after a somewhat narrow defeat of former Tarpon Springs mayor and retired fifth-grade teacher Beverly Billiris, 67. The seat, which includes most of Northern…

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Exclusive: Poll shows Pinellas Commissioner Susan Latvala in precarious position versus challenger Beverly Billiris

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A recent poll of 300 high frequency voters by Schroth, Eldon & Associates shows 10-year County Commissioner Susan Latvala would face two competitive elections against well-known challengers in an incumbent hostile political environment. In the Republican Primary, Susan Latvala leads Beverly Billiris by only five points – 28% to 23% with Carl Folkman receiving 5% and 44% of respondents undecided. With much of the attention focusing on the anti-Washington mood of the nation and the slipping in the polls of…

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Susan Latvala raises $8K for re-election bid

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County Commissioner Susan Latvala picked up another $8K for her re-election bid, including contributions from Roy Fleming, Adam Goodman and Martha Lenderman. Latvala has about $46,900 left on hand. Latvala’s challenger Beverly Billiris raised $4,295, including checks from Mary Maloof and the Floridians for Principled Government PAC, in the 3Q, brining her total to just north of 10K.

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