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 

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