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HD 60 Democrat David Singer says his campaign is about right vs. wrong, not left vs right

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David Singer says that when he began his run for the Hillsborough County based House District 60 race in April, his goal was not to get into an ideological discussion about left vs. right, but “right vs. wrong.” And now that the primary election season is over, he says he intends to use the next eight weeks to make the clear distinction on the issues between himself and Republican Jackie Toledo. Toledo narrowly defeated Rebecca Smith in the GOP primary last month, in part…

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Alan Clendenin leads all Hillsborough County school board candidates in fundraising

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Although he was one of the last candidates to enter the race for school board in Hillsborough County this year, Alan Clendenin leads all of them in fundraising, new reports show. The District 7 candidate brought in $8,285 from June 1-24, and has raised more than $45,000 since getting into the contest on May 6. The next closest in fundraising in District 7 is Stanley Gray, who has brought in $34,150. Clendenin retired in 2012 from a career working as an…

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Hillsborough School Board candidate Stanley Gray calls for more outrage over district graduation rates

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Seven candidates are running for the Hillsborough County School Board District 7 election, and Stanley Gray thinks he’s the best man for the job. The 60-year-old retired Marine captain lived all around the country for the first part of his life, but settled down in Tampa in 2001. He’s outraged by the graduation rates in Hillsborough County schools, and says more people should be. According to a 2015 Tampa Bay Times report, Hillsborough had a graduation rate of 73.5 percent, which trailed the…

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