Democratic Hillsborough Commission candidates on transit

Railroad station Amtrak
Union Station in Tampa. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (Aug. 2012).

Tuesday is primary election day in Florida; we take an in-depth look at one major issue –transit and transportation — as it is playing out in a countywide race in the region’s largest county, Hillsborough.

There are four people fighting for the Democratic nomination for the countywide District 6 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. The winner will face either Tim Schock or former County Commissioner Jim Norman in November.

Attorney Pat Kemp, who used to be a programmer on WMNF.

Former Tampa City Council and Hillsborough County Commission member Thomas Scott, who is pastor of 34th Street Church of God.

John Dicks, a lawyer, businessman and former mayor of Plant City

Brian Willis, former president of Connect Tampa Bay. He has served on several citizen advisory committees.

Here’s a link to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website.

Here’s a list of candidates in Hillsborough.

We also played listener comments about our last show, which was all about Zika — including two ideas on how to control the mosquitoes that transmit the virus: genetically modified mosquitoes and a controversial insecticide called Naled. Here’s more WMNF News coverage of Zika.


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