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About Terry

Terry Krassner is a third generation Pinellas County resident. A graduate of Northeast High School, she followed in the footsteps of her father, Lee Benjamin, a coach, principal and Pinellas School Board Member, and her mother, Felice Benjamin, a middle and high school teacher. Terry’s award-winning educational career included service as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Her four children currently attend or have attended Pinellas public schools so she brings a mother’s perspective to the school board.

Terry Krassner brings many attributes to the school board

A Parent’s Perspective

As a parent of current and former Pinellas students, she values more timely opportunities for input from parents and our community.

Classroom Experience

As a former teacher, she supports stronger professional development offerings for all educators.

Student-Centered Leadership

As a former principal, she supports more school-based decision making based on individual school needs.

A lifetime of commitment to Pinellas Schools

Terry has a well-rounded background and has been recognized for her leadership:

- Teacher, Lynch Elementary, Pinellas Park Middle, and Morgan Fitzgerald Middle Schools

- Assistant Principal, Starkey Elementary

- Principal, Westgate Elementary

- Mayor’s “Top Apple” award for academic leadership, City of St. Petersburg

- Elementary Administrator of the Year, Pinellas Association of Library Information Specialists

Vote for Terry Krassner TODAY

Did you know you may vote for Terry Krassner today? All eligible registered voters can request a mail ballot and vote in the comfort of their homes. Pinellas school board races are nonpartisan, so all registered voters may vote, regardless of political party affiliation.  To request a mail ballot, visit, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683), or email and include date of birth.  The deadline for mail ballots to be received for this election is 7 p.m. August 26, 2014.  


Pinellas County Teachers Association

Pinellas Educational Support Professionals Association

Florida Public Services Union (FPSU), the SEIU local union representing Pinellas County School District's non-instructional employees

Equality Florida

Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO)  

Upcoming Events

July 24, 2014

Clearwater/Upper Pinellas County Branch of the NAACP is hosting a Candidate Forum, Thursday - July 24, 2014 at the North Greenwood Recreation/Aquatic Center located at 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33755.  The time is from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

July 28, 2014

Voter registration deadline for August 26, 2014 Primary Election

July 31, 2014 (*Note Date Change)

Pinellas County Council PTA/PTSA School Board Candidates Forum

Time: 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Location: St. Petersburg College - Seminole campus in the University Partnership Center Building Digitorium 9200 113th St North, Seminole, Fl. 

Contact: or 727.482.0873

August 3, 2014

Pinellas County Republican Party 2014 Victory Picnic
Location: Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park
Time: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Libertarian Party of Pinellas County's Town Hall Voter Education Series' School Board Candidate forum

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Pinellas Park Library, 7770 - 52nd Street N, Pinellas Park, FL

Contact: 727-518-4659

August 5, 2014

Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Assocation Candidates Forum

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Metro Wellness Center, 3251 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33713.

Contact: or 813-748-4988

August 7, 2014   

Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Pinellas County School Board Candidates Forum

Time: 11:30 AM - 01:15 PM   

Location: Orange Blossom Catering, 220 4th Street North, St. Petersburg   

Contact: (727) 822-1001 or   

RSVP Deadline: NOON - Tuesday, August 5th

August 13, 2014

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Lunch

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Hampton Inn, 4017 Tampa Road, Oldsmar.

Contact: 813 855-4233

August 16, 2014

Early voting begins for Primary Election

August 20, 2014

5 p.m. - Deadline for voter to request mail ballot to be mailed

August 24, 2014

Last day of Early Voting for Primary Election

August 25, 2014

5 p.m. - Deadline for voter to submit signed affidavit to Supervisor of Elections to cure unsigned mail ballot envelope

August 25, 2014

Last day to pick up mail ballot in Supervisor of Elections office; "emergency excuse" affidavit required to pick up ballot on Election Day 

August 26, 2014

Primary Election (Polls open 7:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.)

Contact Terry

To contact Terry: 727-398-4524 or email

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