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

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