Hillsborough Candidates

2017 Special Elections

City of Temple Terrace Mayoral Race

Early Voting, September 30 - October 7th, 2017
Election Day, October 10, 2017
Runoff, December 19, 2017 *(If needed)*

 Mel Jurado – Campaign Kickoff 

Dr. Mel Jurado

Measurable Results

As an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Mel has made a career of delivering bottom line results. She will ensure a focus on the critical issues facing our city.

Economic Development

Mel will promote positive economic development city-wide and in the redevelopment area, employing her skills from the private and public sectors.


Mel is a qualified and accomplished business owner and servant leader.


For more information on Dr. Jurado visit: www.mel4mayor.com 


Florida State House District 58 Candidates

Primary Election Early Voting September 30 – October 7, 2017 
Primary Election Day October 10, 2017 
General Election Early Voting December 9 – December 16, 2017 
General Election Day December 19, 2017


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Ms. Yvonne Fry

I’m a Plant City native and small business owner who grew up a farmer’s daughter. I’m now raising my children in my hometown and working every day to create positive, impactful change in both Plant City and the Tampa Bay region – change I hope to bring to Tallahassee as a State Representative for Florida House, District 58.

After my faith and my family, my first passion is for service. I am the immediate past chair for both the Hillsborough Commission on the Status of Women and the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, and I’m an advisory board member with The Spring of Tampa Bay. I am proud that throughout my past history of service, I have been tapped with opportunities to lead.  Which is also what I plan to do as your Representative in the Florida House.

My children, Arie and Barie, attend public school in Plant City. Education and developing our children into strong leaders is dear to my heart, and I’ve served as either a PTA Board Member or Past President for Walden Lake and Lincoln Elementary, Tomlin Middle and Plant City High schools. I am a founding member of the Raider Champions Foundation at Plant City High School. Additionally, I am a board member for Frameworks of Tampa Bay, which provides social and emotional learning programs for today’s youth.

I believe it is extremely important to create strong, viable communities for our children to raise their own families. I have long been an engaged member of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, and I am honored to serve currently as Chair of the Board.  In addition, I was involved in the formation of the Plant City Economic Development Corp., and today serve on the corporation’s executive committee. The Chamber and the PCEDC are dedicated to creating jobs and growing businesses in Plant City, ensuring opportunities with a future for our local residents. As a longtime Plant City resident, I’ve also invested in my hometown by serving as a board member for Plant City Main Street and as a 15-year board member for the Plant City Board of Adjustment.

For more information on Ms. Fry visit: www.Yvonnefry.com


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Mr. Lawrence McClure

Lawrence McClure began his career as a summer intern at the Tampa based, Streamline Environmental.  Today, just eight years later, he is a partner working with local companies to address environmental mitigation, cleanup and petroleum tank removal.  He has spent years working with local and state elected officials to help address policies that negatively impact our environment, water supply and future land use.

Born and raised in Hillsborough County, Lawrence played soccer and football for H. B. Plant High School.  He moved to East Hillsborough County after marrying Courtney Newsome, who is also involved in the agriculture industry as an employee of Astin Farms. His mentor is his “Uncle Dennis” who is more widely well known as C. Dennis Carlton.  In his free time, Lawrence likes to hunt, fish and play golf. 


For more information on Mr. McClure visit: www.electmcclure.com


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