Last week, April Griffin was elected chairwoman of the Hillsborough County School Board, a job she said will help beef up her credentials when she becomes a candidate for the Democratic nomination for County Commission in 2014.
Griffin said she'll wait until the first part of 2013 before making it official, figuring that with the holidays and the just completed general election, the public isn't quite ready to hear somebody talking about 2014.
Probably so, but that doesn't mean political reporters aren't willing to write about it.
Griffin has been elected twice to her countywide District 6 seat, initially in 2006 and then again in 2010.
Speaking with CL Monday afternoon, Griffin said she spent her entire six years on the board making sure that she represents the interests of the entire community, including working with people in Eastern Hillsborough on agricultural issues, and with manufacturers regarding some of the courses Hillsborough schools offer.