Hillsborough Democratic Chair Kemp to run for State seat listen12/21/09 Seán Kinane
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The Chair of the Democratic Party of Hillsborough County will be temporarily stepping down in order to run for State Legislature. Patricia Kemp announced today she will run for the seat held by Michael Scionti, who is stepping down to take a Department of Defense position in the Obama administration. According to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, three other candidates have filed to run for the special primary election on January 26th. WMNF spoke with Kemp this afternoon.
Kemp is the wife of WMNF program director Randy Wynne.
The other Democrats who have registered are Janet Cruz (Rifkin), Gilberto Eduardo Sanchez, and Jose Vazquez.
Janet Cruz did not respond to our request for an interview by deadline.