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Mary Brown endorses Lew Williams in three-person Pinellas school board race

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Two-term Pinellas County school board member Mary Brown is throwing her support behind Lew Williams in the District 7 race to replace her, according to a press release from Williams’ campaign. Brown, who is retiring from the board, left a competitive field of candidates in her wake. Williams, a retired Pinellas County schools educator, faces attorney Keisha Bell and retired college professor Jim Jackson in the Aug. 24 primary. “ I believe that Lew has demonstrated time and time again that he truly cares…

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Lew Williams files to run for Pinellas School Board

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As I predicted/warned yesterday, former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams filed to run for the Pinellas School Board, joining Keisha Bell and Jim Jackson in the bid to replace Mary Brown, who announced Monday she won’t seek re-election. Williams retired from Pinellas schools in 2005 after 34 years as a teacher and administrator. He ran for the School Board in 2006, narrowly missing a runoff in the race eventually won by Peggy O’Shea.

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Democratic activist Jim Jackson running for Pinellas School Board; Mendee Ligon, Keisha Bell also in, Charles MacKenzie out

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Looks like there is a lot of interest in running for the Pinellas School Board.  Checking out the Supervisor of Elections’ website after reading Pinski Politics, I notice that Democratic activist Jim Jackson has filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Pinellas County School Board (currently held by Mary Brown).  Also, filing for District 7 is Keisha Bell, while dentist Mendee Ligon has filed to run for the seat being vacated by Nina Hayden. Developing…

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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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