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The Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network and The Tampa Tiger Bay Club proudly present to our viewers the the 2016 Hillsborough County School Board District 1 & 5 Candidate Forum.   

A special thank you goes out to the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center for hosting the event. Current District 1 School Board Member Susan Valdes is being challenged for her seat by William Person, an Air Force veteran, who retired in 2011 after 35 years with the school district.  
 
District 5 representative Dorthea Edgecomb is not running for re-election.  Five candidates seek this seat.  Tamara Shamburger, Lynette Judge, Joseph Jordan-Robinson, Jr., Jacqueline Coffie Leeks and Tarance LeNoir. Questions about policy decision making and management of the $2.9 billion Hillsborough County School Board budget were asked.  Kathy Betancourt won the Garfield Award for best question.
 
So make sure you don’t miss a minute of the forum! Tune in on Friday, July 1st at 8 p.m. Television replays of the debates will be available on TBAE Channels Bright House 635 and Frontier FiOS 32.

Above photo from left to right:  Tamara Shamburger, Lynette Judge, Joseph Jordan-Robinson, Jr., Kathy Betancourt, Adam Bantner, Susan Valdes, William Person, Jacqueline Coffie Leeks, and Tarance LeNoir.