Perla Tabares Hantman

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Perla Tabares Hantman
Born1941/42 (age 76–78)
Alma materUniversity of Havana
Barry University
OccupationChairperson of District 4 on Miami-Dade's School Board

Perla Tabares Hantman is the Chair of District 4 on the School Board of Miami-Dade County.

Hantman was first elected to the School Board in November 1996.[1] Hantman attended the University of Havana, before emigrating from Cuba, and continuing her education at Barry University.[1]

Hantman was the first Hispanic woman to serve as the Chair.[2]

In April 2012, the Board approved three items proposed by Hantman.[3] She was re-elected for the seventh time in 2013, previously serving in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, and 2012.[4] Her 2010 campaign was met with minor controversy as Ralph Arza was noted being at her headquarters. Arza had previously resigned from the Florida House, in 2006, for sending out expletive-filled threats to another state representative.[5]

In 2014, she ran for re-election, and drew a challenger, Duysevi "Sevi" Miyar.[6] The Miami Herald recommended its readers to vote for Hantman for the Miami-Dade School Board.[7] Hantman won the race against Miyar.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Perla Tabares Hantman Biography". November 26, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dade School Board Redraws Districts, Hantman & Feldman To Lead". CBS Miami. November 23, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Miami-Dade School Board Approved Three Items Proposed By Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman" (PDF). April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Perla Tabares Hantman reelected as chair of M-Dade School Board". Miami Laker. December 9, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Alvarado, Francisco (August 2, 2010). "Political Vulture Ralph Arza Hovering Around Perla Tabares Hantman". Miami New Times. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  6. ^ Snelling, David (August 18, 2014). "Perla T. Hantman draws challenger in District 4 race". Miami Laker. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Herald recommends for School Board". Miami Herald. August 4, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Veiga, Christina (August 26, 2014). "Two incumbents cruise to big wins in Miami-Dade schools races". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 22, 2014.