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Current Hillsborough County School Board Member Melissa Snively endorses Mitch Thrower

Melissa Snively picture“I am excited to endorse Mitch Thrower for School Board District 3. As the current School Board Chair, we need members who bring a professional skill set and proven leadership experience to the table to help us lead the School District during these unprecedented times. Mitch will be an excellent addition to the Board so please vote for Mitch on November 3.”

Melissa Snively, Chairwoman, Hillsborough County School Board Member District 4 

Cindy Stuart, Current Hillsborough County School Board Member endorses Mitch Thrower

Cindy Stuart“I have worked tirelessly for the last eight years to ensure EVERY child has the same opportunity to receive a world class education. I trust that Mitch Thrower will have the same dedication to our kids. will protect your tax dollars and be a problem solver. I am happy to endorse Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board.”

– Cindy Stuart, current School Board Member District 3 and Hillsborough County Clerk of Court- ELECT

2 Candidates Face Off for Hillsborough County School District 3 Seat

Three incumbents are facing reelection challenges, while a fourth member, Cindy Stuart, is leaving her District 3 seat after being elected in August to succeed Pat Frank as Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Educator Jessica Vaughn and CPA Mitch Thrower are running to succeed her. Both say they’re “passionate” about education when discussing their respective candidacies.
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Business Leaders Support Mitch Thrower, Hillsborough County District 3 Candidate

Curtis Stokes pictureCurtis Stokes – “ I am proud to endorse Mitch Thrower for the Hillsborough County School Board. I have known Mitch for a long time and he is dedicated to serving our community.  Mitch’s passion for education as well as his leadership and financial experience as a CPA and auditor are just what our School Board needs. Please join me in supporting Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough School Board District 3.”

Curtis Stokes, Former Tampa City Councilman and Former President of the Hillsborough Branch of the NAACP

 

 

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Ray Chiaramonte – “I endorse Mitch Thrower for School Board District 3. While serving on the Planning Commission, Mitch was a strong dependable leader who exhibited fairness and soundjudgement.  He supported smart growth while  encouraging community participation.  Mitch will be an excellent School Board member.”

–  Former Executive Director of the Hillsborough County Planning Commission, Metropolitan Planning Organization and TBARTA

 

 

 

 

 

K. R. Lombardia – “I have known Mitch Thrower and his family for many years now. I highly, enthusiastically, and proudly endorse him as candidate for School Board of Hillsborough County. He will bring a multitude of talent to the board. Both students and teachers will benefit from Mitch’s ability to solve problems. He will listen to the problems and develop strategies to solve them. Please vote Mitch Thrower for School Board.”

K.R. Lombardia, current President of Centro Asturiano de Tampa and a retired educator and baseball coach for Hillsborough County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

Aakash Patel – “Mitch Thrower is my choice for School Board.  He is smart, personable, and experienced.  As a former Treasurer of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, he understandsthe importance of early learning education (i.e. VPK) and will be a strong advocate for our children. Please join me in supporting Mitch for School Board District 3.”  

Aakash Patel,  Chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, Founder and President of Elevate, Inc.

 

Shawn Robinson picDr. Shawn H. Robinson – ”It is my pleasure to endorse my friend, Mitch Thrower, for Hillsborough County School Board. He is a conscientious man of integrity who can truly identify ways to improve complex systems and explain solutions to individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. Mitch makes reasoned decisions and will fight aggressively to make sure all children of Hillsborough have high-quality learning experiences. I have known Mitch for more than a decade and he has always been honest, trustworthy, loyal, collaborative, and a supporter of education from Pre-K through college.”

Dr. Shawn H. Robinson, Mathematics Instructor, Vice Chair Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County; and Former President of Hillsborough Community College – Ybor City Campus

Community Leaders and Former Candidates Support Mitch Thrower for District

Alexandra Gilmore “I am proud to endorse Mitch Thrower for the Hillsborough County School Board District 3 race.  Mitch has a genuine passion for education and is committed to improving our schools for ALL children.  He is caring, respectful and inclusive, which is needed on the Board.  Please join me in supporting Mitch so he can win this seat”

Former Candidate for Hillsborough County School District 3

 

Jennifer Rose Hill –  “ I wholeheartedly endorse Mitch Thrower for the Hillsborough County School Board District 3 seat.  Mitch understands the technology needs of today’s learning environment and will work hard to prioritize resources and training for all students and teachers.  He is inquisitive, analytical, and considerate of others which will make him a great Board member. Please join me in supporting Mitch Thrower on November 3.”

  – Former Candidate for Hillsborough County District 3

 

Elvis Piggott “Mitch Thrower has a passion for all students! I have talked with him and have asked him the hard questions. He recognized that we have a lot of work to do for our Black and Brown students. He will help us interrupt racism in Hillsborough County Schools and work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. Mitch Thrower’s rich experiences with budgeting, auditing, risk management, and safety is exactly what is needed in Hillsborough County Public Schools. I ask that you stand with me and Vote for Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board District 3!”

Pastor Elvis Piggott, Former Candidate for School Board District 5

Greater Tampa REALTORS endorses Mitch Thrower

Greater Tampa REALTORS – “On behalf of the 2020 Greater Tampa REALTORS® Leadership Team and our 13,000 members, it is our pleasure to inform you that we have selected you as the recommended candidate for Hillsborough County School Board, District 3. Our Leadership Team and members recognize your knowledge of issues facing Hillsborough County and your eagerness to address them.”

Andy Joe Scaglione, 2020 Government Affairs Committee Chair; Darlene Davenport, 2020 President and Jacob Bruynell, Government Affairs Manager

Additional Community Leaders Back Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board District 3

We are proud to announce the following prominent leaders in Hillsborough County have endorsed Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board District 3. 

“It is my pleasure to endorse Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board. Mitch is loyal, trustworthy, collaborative, and strongly committed to Hillsborough County, which is evident by his years of volunteering and leading organizations in our community. Mitch is highly qualified and will do a great job for our district.”  

James Grant – Florida House of Representatives 

 

 

The survival of our nation and prosperity of our local community is directly impacted by the strength of our educational system. No person is better qualified to serve on the Hillsborough County School Board than Mitch Thrower. Mitch Thrower will work to make our schools bastions of learning for every child. I urge you to support Mitch so that he can support our school system and the rich diverse tapestry of Hillsborough County.”  

Mark Sharpe is a past Hillsborough County Commissioner and the current President of Tampa Innovation Partnership. 

 

 

I am proud to endorse Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board, District 3. I worked with Mitch at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority where he serves as Senior Manager of Administration overseeing daily operations, risk management, banking, records, safety and other functions. Mitch has a collaborative leadership style which makes him very approachable and team oriented. He has a great deal of financial expertise, business experience and common sense. He is passionate about the quality of our schools and in making the community a better place. I think Mitch will be a tremendous asset to our school board.  

Andy Ross, Mayor City of Temple Terrace 

 

 

I am proud to endorse Mr. Mitch Thrower for the Hillsborough County School Board. I have known and worked with Mitch on the Hillsborough County Planning Commission, and always found him prepared, factual and ethical. Mitch focuses on community solutions and building beneficial partnerships. With his fiscal background, Mitch is the perfect person to lead the nation’s 7th largest school district in the challenging years ahead. 

Frank Chillura, Councilman for the City of Temple Terrace 

 

“Mitch Thrower.  On a board that constantly has accounting problems, having a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and someone with experience in auditing, budgeting, risk management and safety will be a huge asset to the board.”

Chris Ingram, President at 411 Communications, Political Analyst Bay News 9 

 

 

 

“Mitch Thrower currently works for the Aviation Authority and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.  He has a lot of experience on public boards from the County Charter Review Board to the Hillsborough County Planning Commission, where he was elected chair six times.  His leadership experience is needed on the School Board, as are his skills in understanding the budget.” 

Patrick Manteiga, Editor and Publisher of the La Gaceta Newspaper 

Prominent Local Leaders Endorse Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board District 3

We are proud to announce the following prominent leaders in Hillsborough County have endorsed Mitch Thrower for Hillsborough County School Board District 3.

Victor_Crist“These are challenging times with difficult decisions to be made. We need an intelligent, common sense leader on our school board like Mitch Thrower, who has a proven track record of getting the tough jobs done right.”

Victor Crist, Retired State Senator, representing the 12th District from 2000 to 2010 as a Republican

 

 


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“Mitch would bring a solid and diverse background to our Hillsborough County School Board. His financial oversight and audit experience will go a long way to help our School Board.I have known Mitch for many years, both on a personal level and in the professional arena. I have seen the level of integrity he displays. With utmost respect, it is a pleasure to give my endorsement to his candidacy.  Please help me elect Mitch Thrower to School Board, District 3. His commitment to our County is key to a great School Board. He won’t let us down. Please add your endorsement to mine for Mitch Thrower.”

 

Rose V. Ferlita, former Tampa City Council Member  and a former Hillsborough County Commissioner.

 

 

Sandy-Murman2“I have been an advocate for Hillsborough County children for a long time. Having had the opportunity to serve with Mitch Thrower on the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, I have seen Mitch’s passion for our children and their education. Mitch is a natural leader whose interpersonal skills, financial expertise, and dedication to improving our schools are exactly what the Hillsborough County School Board needs.”

Sandy Murman, currently serves as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and prior to joining the County Commission, she completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004.

 


“I have known Mitch Thrower and his family for many years now. I highly, enthusiastically, and proudly endorse him as candidate for School Board of Hillsborough County. He will bring amultitude of talent to the board. Both students and teachers will benefit from Mitch’s ability to solve problems. He will listen to the problems and develop strategies to solve them. Please vote Mitch Thrower for School Board.”

 

K.R. Lombardia, current President of Centro Asturiano de Tampa and a retired educator and baseball coach for Hillsborough County Schools.

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