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Mark Nash aims for District 5 seat on Hillsborough County Commission

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Mark Nash, a member of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, has filed to run for the District 5 seat on the County Commission. “I’m running because I’m not afraid to take on the challenges we face,” Nash said in a statement Wednesday. “This race is about bringing people together and finding solutions – I’m the person to get the job done.”

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Jae Passmore embarks on Hillsborough County Commission campaign

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Activist and military veteran Jae Passmore has become the latest Democrat to seek election to the Hillsborough County Commission.

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Fast-food workers go on Labor Day strike in Tampa, across the U.S.

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(UPDATED) Labor Day 2017 got off to an early start in Tampa, with more than 120 activists joined striking McDonald’s employees calling for a $15 living wage and a union for fast-food workers. The protest outside the McDonald’s near the I-4 entrance/exit in Ybor City was one of 300 scheduled around the nation for Monday.

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April Griffin only interested in running for school board — NOT County Commission — in 2018

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As Hillsborough County Democrats search for a candidate with the kind of name recognition to defeat GOP incumbents Victor Crist and Sandy Murman in countywide elections next year, April Griffin confirms that she won’t be one of them.

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Hillsborough Commission candidate Elvis Pigott explains his arrest record – again

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Last week, SPB published a story about 29-year-old Elvis Pigott, a Democratic candidate for the District 5 countywide seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. The seat will be vacated next year by a term-limited Ken Hagan (who will run again in District 2). The story referenced Pigott’s arrest record, where he is listed as having been charged with five separate felonies, including charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property and providing false information on secondary metals recycling. Pigott denied that he was…

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Elvis Pigott says he’s the fresh new face that the Hillsborough Commission desperately needs

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If elected to the Hillsborough County Commission next year, Elvis Pigott would become the first millennial — Americans under the age of 35, as recently defined — to serve on the board. The 29-year-old Riverview resident has filed to run for the countywide District 5, which becomes vacant next year after GOP incumbent Ken Hagan term-limits out. But Hagan hopes to stick around for another eight years, having filed to run for the North Tampa District 2 seat currently held by fellow Republican But…

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