Hillsborough County Commission takes step that could lead to a Latino being elected

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


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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