New Candidate Enters Pinellas County School Board Race
Ray Tampa, who was a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Pinellas schools, will run for the District 7 seat.
Former School Board member Janice Starling, who was running in District 3, withdrew from that race and threw her support to fellow candidate Lewis Williams. Starling served on the school board briefly in 2002 after Gov. Jeb Bush appointed her to replace board member Thomas Todd, who died in office. When she ran for election to the seat, Starling lost to School Board Member Mary Brown (see photo) in the primary election.
Brown is a candidate for the District 7 seat that Tampa is contesting.