The 2016 Tampa Tiger Bay Club Hillsborough County School Board District 1 & 5 Candidate Forum was held at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center on June 17th, 2016 at 12:00 PM.
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.