Friday, June 3, 2016

Looking down the 2016 Ballot for Pinellas County

Pinellas County School Board – Probably the most important local election on the ballot.


St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin

With all the attention to the presidential race, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the local candidates.

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has a web page: Candidates for the 2016 Election Cycle where you will find an up-to-date list of those candidates who have announced, qualified, withdrawn, gone inactive and are unopposed.

With all the noise the national race will create, it is going too tough for all local candidates to get much attention.

Most important among the local races is the race for Pinellas County School Board. With the complete disclosure of what the current school board has allowed to happen in South St. Pete it is time for a change.

Here is a candidate list as of May 31, 2016.

School Board, District 1
Announced
School Board, District 1
Announced
School Board, District 1
Announced
School Board, District 1
Announced
School Board, District 4
Announced
School Board, District 4
Announced
School Board, District 4
Inactive
*School Board, District 4
Ken Peluso (NP)
Announced
*School Board, District 5
Announced 
School Board, District 5
Announced
School Board, District 5
Announced
*Incumbents

It takes a lot of courage to step and offer to insert yourself and your family into what is at best a serious mess.

You will hear a lot about, probably not much from most of these candidates. Locally saintpetersblog is one of the several good sources for candidate information along with the Tampa Bay Times.

Follow this one closely because the real future of Pinellas County depends on our ability to educate our children.

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