Tampa, FL Release April 21, 2020
For Immediate Release
Mitch Thrower proudly announces his candidacy for the 2020 Hillsborough County School Board election for District 3. As a fifth-generation resident of Hillsborough County, Thrower has been actively involved in the community volunteering with public schools, youth organizations and neighborhood groups. He has also served as chairman of several Hillsborough County government appointed boards including the Board of County Commissioner’s Citizen Advisory Committee, Hillsborough County Charter Review Board and Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. He also served as Treasurer on the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, President of the Carrollwood Elementary Dad’s Club, Co-Chair of the School Advisory Council, and Cubmaster for Pack 217.
Growing up in North Hillsborough County, Thrower attended public schools graduating from Chamberlain High School in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University and an MBA from Florida State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. He started his professional career at the State of Florida Auditor General’s Office conducting school board audits which included Hillsborough County. He then worked for a private accounting firm before joining Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in 1998. In addition to auditing and finance, he has extensive experience with budgeting, risk management and safety.
Thrower is running for School Board to promote his vision “Better Schools for a Brighter Future”. With Hillsborough County being the 8th largest school district in the U.S. with a budget of $3.3 billion, 24,000 employees and over 200,000 students, it is imperative that the school system runs efficiently. His three campaign promises are: 1) High Quality Education for All Students 2) Safe and Secure School Environment and 3) Accountability and Fiscal Management of Funds.
Thrower lives in Carrollwood with his wife Brenda and youngest son Jason, a student at Walker Middle. Their two older children are in college, Mitchell at Florida State University and Alexandra at University of Florida.