Tampa Tiger Bay Club will host virtual Hillsborough County School Board General Election forum next week

The event will feature general election candidates from District 1, 3, 5 and 7.

click to enlarge Tampa Tiger Bay Club will host virtual Hillsborough County School Board General Election forum next week

Tampa Tiger Bay Club’s political forums are usually closed to the general public, but the pandemic’s forced the talks to go virtual, so all can tune in when Hillsborough County School Board candidates face some questions from the nonpartisan political club.

The forum will take place Friday, Oct. 2 at noon and will be moderated by President Yvonne Fry. The event is free and available to watch on tigerbayclub.com, the group’s Facebook page and the Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network.

In attendance will be those running to be chosen as School Board members in the Nov. 3 election. Candidates include Nadia Combs and incumbent Steve Cona from District 1, Mitch Thrower and Jessica Vaughn from District 3, Henry “Shake” Washington (pictured) and Tamara Shamburger from District 5, and Sally Harris and incumbent Lynn Gray from District 7.

While anyone can watch, only members of the nonpartisan club will be able to ask the candidates questions. In order to do so they can email [email protected] or post them on Facebook during the forum.

The forum is being presented in collaboration with many local groups including the Athena Society, the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, the Hillsborough Republican Party, The Junior League of Tampa, The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, North Hillsborough Republican Club, Southshore Republican Club, Tampa Bay Young Republicans, and Tampa Republican Women Federated.

At Tampa Tiger Bay Club, members are encouraged to “grill the guest speakers,” according to its website. Becoming a member costs $50-$1,500 annually. Those interested can sign up a tigerbayclub.com.

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