KC Bowick running for State Legislature by Mitch E. Perry04/12/06
Floridaâ€™s House District 59 encompasses most of the city of Tampa. Itâ€™s been represented the last several years by Arthenia Joynerâ€¦..But she is moving on up, running for State Senator Les Millerâ€™s seatâ€¦.That leaves a vacuum â€“ and so far, 4 Democrats and 1 Republican, are vying for that seat.
The Republican is Willis â€œ KC â€œ 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 morningâ€¦.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 diedâ€¦(roll tape#1 o.q.â€?thank you very muchâ€?)
Thatâ€™s K.C Bowick, so far the only Republican running for the Florida House in District 59, which essentially covers Tampaâ€¦.
There are 4 Democrats in the raceâ€¦Hakim Aquil, Warren Dawson, Tony LaColla and Betty Reed.
WMNF hopes to speak to all of those candidates before the Primary Election in Septemberâ€¦.