Hillsborough County Commission takes step that could lead to a Latino being elected
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09/18/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Al Higginbotham, Victor DiMaio, Hillsborough County Commission, Kevin Beckner, Hispanic, Latino, Les Miller, redistricting single member district

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Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller also asked for five single member districts in 2011.


photo by Janelle Irwin, WMNF file photo 2013





The Latino community in Hillsborough wants a County Commission district that represents its interests. During a meeting Wednesday, commissioners took a step that might make it more likely for voters to elect a Latino commissioner. They scheduled a public hearing to consider moving from four single-member districts to five without expanding the size of the board. During public comment, three people spoke in favor, including the co-founder of the Hillsborough Hispanic Coalition, Victor DiMaio.

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