Green Party candidate running for state office by Mitch E. Perry02/22/06
This November, some of the Tampa areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best known Democratic Legislators Ã¢â‚¬â€œ State Senator Les Miller and Representative Bob Henriquez, will not be running for re-election.
In MillerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s case, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hoping to move from Tallahasee to Washington, as he runs in the Democratic Party Primary to succeed Jim Davis in Congress.
Henriquez is being term-limited out of officeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.He has announced he will run for Tampa City Council next year.
But in Many other local seats, Democrats have not even found candidates to run against Republican incumbents.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the case with Tampa Republican State Representative Faye Culp, who is facing no opposition from a Democrat - but is from a Green Party member, Brian Becker.
WMNF asked Brian Becker if elected, how would a Green in The State House change the tenor of business in the state Capitol? (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?evaluate our studentsÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Green Party member and State House candidate in District 57 Brian BeckerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦The Green Party is holding an event at this time at the Kate Jackson Center in TampaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hyde ParkÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦They are screening a documentary beginning at 6:45 of the film Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beyond the Patriot ActÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Tampa ACLU Chair Mike Pheneger will also be on hand to speak about the Patriot Act and National Security.
For more information on Brian Becker, you can go to the web at HillsboroughGreens.org