An average week for Lynn Gray who is running for School Board – countywide includes endorsements, luncheons, and fundraisers. This past week Lynn visited the Tampa Civitan Club, led by Dee Dee Kirk; the same organization that awarded famed educator – Terrell Sessums, the “Citizen of the Year” award. The next day, candidate Lynn Gray spoke with both Betty Castor and Alex Sink for advice and counsel in running a strong campaign. Following those talks, both Lynn and Karen Dalton met with the most accomplished leaders of our Tampa Bay Community at the Future Leaders of Florida dinner and gathering. Lynn’s big end of the week luncheon was with the Tampa Downtown Partnership where active business women and men network and celebrate the 30th anniversary of this partnership. Bob Buckhorn was the guest speaker and brought a huge level of enthusiasm to the Tampa Bay business community.
The need for endorsements are ever present and Lynn was so happy to announce endorsements from Mary Figg, Richard Gonzmart, Thomas Hyde, Carolyn Bricklemyer, Don Evans, Karen Marziarz and the list goes on. In each case, her support comes from educational advocates who are deeply concerned and care for the future of our children.
Lastly, the need for additional fundraising is the forefront of every campaign; especially the At-large School Board countywide one. To this end, Lynn will have another fundraiser hosted by Jeanne Coleman and co-hosted by Cheri Donohue and Wit Ostrenko. This reception should include 80 – 100 supporters and will meet on July 10th at Jeanne Coleman’s home in Temple Terrace.