County Commission candidates, except Norman, share transit ideas


Six people are running for the county-wide District 6 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission to replace Kevin Beckner: four Democrats and two Republicans; five of them answered questions Friday afternoon at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club — former County Commissioner Jim Norman said he was visiting his sick father.

The remaining five candidates differed on how to fix transportation. The current County Commission will vote on June 9 on whether to put a fifteen-year half-cent sales tax increase on the ballot this fall to help pay for transportation needs.

The five candidates that did show up all support legalizing some forms of medical marijuana. But unlike the Democrats, Republican Tim Schock opposes the referendum on November’s ballot.

The Democrats are former County Commissioner Tom Scott, former WMNF talk show host Pat Kemp, former Plant City Mayor John Dicks and Democrat Brian Willis.

Listen to the first half of the forum here:

Listen to the second half of the forum here:

Watch the Tiger Bay Club candidate forum in five parts here. Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Video 4:

Video 5:


You may also like

It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week – here’s what you should know

Florida is the deadliest state in the nation in terms...

Voting With a Purpose

Jarvis Karim El-Amin stops in to announce an epic candidate...

The Scoop: Fri. June 21st, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

In the past decade, there have been more than 200...

20-foot inflatable IUD arrives in Tampa

Americans for Contraception brought a 20-foot, inflatable IUD to Lykes...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

The Morning Show Monday
Player position: