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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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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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News of Mary Brown’s decision not to seek re-election to the Pinellas County School Board is reverberating through the African American community, which viewed Brown as a hero and a pioneer, no matter how ineffective she was in elected office.  As boring as a race for the School Board may be, the Times will make a project out of those who hope to replace Brown.  That’s the way the newspaper works.  It has impact in the statewide races because it…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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News of Mary Brown’s decision not to seek re-election to the Pinellas County School Board is reverberating through the African-American community, which viewed Brown as a hero and a pioneer, no matter how ineffective she was in elected office.  As boring as a race for the School Board may be, the Times will make a project out of those who hope to replace Brown.  That’s the way the newspaper works.  It has impact in the statewide races because it is…

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Pinellas School Board member Mary Brown won’t seek re-election

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Mary Brown, a two-term incumbent on the Pinellas County School Board, announced Monday she will not seek re-election. “I think you reach a point where you realize you’ve truly given it your all,” Brown, 74, told the St. Petersburg Times. “Now it’s time for others to step up to the plate and jump in and see what they can do to help.” Continue reading here.

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Pinellas School Board member Mary Brown won’t seek re-election

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Mary Brown, a two-term incumbent on the Pinellas County School Board, announced Monday she will not seek re-election. “I think you reach a point where you realize you’ve truly given it your all,” Brown, 74, told the St. Petersburg Times. “Now it’s time for others to step up to the plate and jump in and see what they can do to help.” Continue reading here.

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Peggy O’Shea draws a challenger

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From  the Gradebook: resident Greg Hunsinger has filed to run for the Pinellas County School Board against incumbent Peggy O’Shea. Hunsinger’s bid in the at-large District 3 race means all three incumbents up for re-election – O’Shea, Mary Brown and Linda Lerner – are facing challengers. A fourth seat is up for grabs because incumbent Nina Hayden is running for state senate.

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