KC Bowick running for State Legislature by Mitch E. Perry04/12/06
FloridaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s House District 59 encompasses most of the city of Tampa. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been represented the last several years by Arthenia JoynerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..But she is moving on up, running for State Senator Les MillerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seatÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.That leaves a vacuum Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and so far, 4 Democrats and 1 Republican, are vying for that seat.
The Republican is Willis Ã¢â‚¬Å“ KC Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Bowick, who was a Democrat until he switched parties after his unsuccessful bid for the Hillsborough County Commission 2 years ago.
WMNF spoke to Bowick this morningÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.He has never held public office. We began by asking him about HIS thoughts on one of the most volatile issues affecting the local community in recent years, - the Jennifer Porter case, where the white former dance teacher received no jail time for her role in leaving the scene of a car accident, in which 2 young African American children diedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?thank you very muchÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s K.C Bowick, so far the only Republican running for the Florida House in District 59, which essentially covers TampaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
There are 4 Democrats in the raceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Hakim Aquil, Warren Dawson, Tony LaColla and Betty Reed.
WMNF hopes to speak to all of those candidates before the Primary Election in SeptemberÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.