Voters weigh in on four Pinellas County School Board seats

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Incumbent Caprice Edmond is the presumed winner in the District 7 race.

Four Pinellas County School Board seats were on Tuesday’s Primary ballot.

Unofficial results are as follows:

In District 2, Lisa Cane has the lead with 55.69% of the vote as Brad DeCorte and Bronson Oudshoff also competed for the seat. Cane is the presumed winner of this race based on unofficial results.

Cane remarked on her social media page, “I can’t thank Pinellas County Enough! I am humbled and overwhelmed! I promise to give it my all again in the next 4 years!”

Dr. Keesha Benson took the lead in District 3 at 39.8% of the vote, with Dawn Peters and Carl Zimmermann also campaigning for the seat. Peters captured 38.19% of the vote, creating a very close race for this seat.

Stephanie Meyer held the lead in the District 6 race at 47.47%, with Kimberly Works and Brian Martin also running.

Incumbent Caprice Edmond is the presumed winner in the District 7 race with 64.97% support, according to the unofficial voting results. This seat was challenged by Maria Di Fiore Solanki.

Edmond’s Facebook campaign page responded to the election results with this message: “It has been my honor to serve as your School Board Member and I’d appreciate the opportunity to continue advocating for children and education. Help us spread our message by making a contribution, volunteering and voting by August 23rd. Caprice Edmond for Pinellas County School Board, District 7.”

With two or more candidates in all of the Pinellas County School Board races, those races with candidates that did not earn more than 50% of the vote will compete again in the General Election on Nov. 8.

Daphne Taylor Street


  • Mike Garn

    August 24, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Doesn’t matter. Anyone who loses that was endorsed by ‘mini hitler’ ron de’ControlFreak’Santis will cry fowl and fraud. Republicans can not accept defeat – only control.

  • Pinellas USA

    August 24, 2022 at 11:50 am

    DeSantis refused to endorse Stephanie Meyer for good reasons. Her campaign has lost 3 consecutive elections and local republicans know there is too much baggage with Meyer’s past. Brian Martin will win this race as even DeSantis supporters do not want Meyer to bring her private school agenda and her overly religious rules to public schools. She was endorsed by Dudley and still failed at 50%. Thanks Gov. Ron DeSantis for staying away from Meyer! Teachers did not go to college to teach sermons at church.

  • Sweet4NoReason

    August 24, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    If you are not up to date on the equity changes to the pinellas school system, you’ll miss the importance of voting this mentality out. What’s worse is not enough people have been paying attention enough to see who got signatures and been fighting and who rolled into this race late with money and ties…..
    PCSB doesn’t take care of their teachers, bus drivers or students, the main issues being focused on are race, gender, and limiting freedom.
    No incumbent should be voted in and don’t make your pics based on endorsements, realize the place we’re headed and take an exit…

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