Hillsborough County Commission Candidate Speaks to WMNF by Mitch E. Perry07/21/06
One of the more interesting local races this fall promises to be the Hillsborough County Commission seat held by the Republican incumbent, Chairman Jim Norman.
Norman Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who just returned to work with the Commission this week after taking time off after heart bypass surgery Ã¢â‚¬â€œ will face Democrat Joe Redner in the fall.
But thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another candidate in the race: (J) Yamel Christina Arronte, running as an independent. The local Tampa native bills herself as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Local Lady For Local GovernmentÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a veteran, having served in the Army from 1989 thru 1993.
Jamel visited WMNF in our studios this afternoonÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.We began our conversation by asking her Ã¢â‚¬â€œ why does she now want to run for elective office? (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?get a gallon of milkÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (J)Yamel Christina Arronte, running as an Independent candidate for the District 5 Countywide seat, currently held by Republican Jim NormanÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.Joe Redner is the Democratic candidate in the race. To learn more about her candidacy, go to the web at Arronte2006.com