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Ken Peluso gathers enough signatures to qualify for Pinellas School Board race

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Ken Peluso, who’s running for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Pinellas School Board, has collected enough signatures to qualify for the race. “That just shows that I have widespread support and a great campaign team,” Peluso said. Two other candidates have announced they are running for Peluso’s seat, Chris Hardman and Eileen Long. A third opponent, Anthony Maccaroni, has withdrawn from the race, according to records from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office. Peluso was elected…

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Ken Peluso leads in fundraising for District 4 on the Pinellas County School Board

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Incumbent Ken Peluso is the clear winner when it comes to fundraising in the race for District 4 on the Pinellas County School Board. Peluso, who is in his first term, has raised about four times the amount of his nearest competitor, Eileen Long, a science teacher at Clearwater Intermediate. According to records filed with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Peluso has raised about $12,846 in cash and in-kind donations. Long reported raising about $3,257. The other runner, Chris…

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Two file to run against Pinellas County School Board member Janet Clark

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Two Pinellas County educators have filed to run for Pinellas County School Board. One is a former elementary school teacher, the other an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College. The two are vying to unseat incumbent Janet Clark. Joanne Lentino is a former Gulfport Elementary first grade teacher and a familiar face in the St. Pete progressive activism circles. Matt Stewart currently serves as the deputy director for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and teaches ethics at SPC. The at-large…

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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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In H-48, Ken Peluso, Peter Nehr pull ahead of field

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In the crowded field to replace Gus Bilirakis in Florida House District 48, Tarpon Springs City Commissioner Peter Nehr and chiropractor Ken Peluso continue to battle each other for the top fundraising spot, while the rest of field still makes impressive gains on their own. Peluso raised more than $18K, beating out Nehr’s 16K. Nehr still holds a significant fundraising advantage, but with thousands of chiropractor, err, physician money coming into his campaign, Peluso is emerging as the primary challenge…

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