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Lisa Montelione joins CDC of Tampa

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Former Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione has a new gig. The native New Yorker accepted a position at the Corporation to Develop Communities, Inc (CDC of Tampa) in its Career Resource Center. Her responsibilities will be developing relationships with employers in the Tampa Bay area to assist the CDC’s clients in finding jobs. “Bringing Ms. Montelione onboard expands the reach of our Career Resource Center, allowing us to have a greater impact across the Tampa Bay region,” says CDC CEO Ernest Coney. “Her dedication…

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Run-off elections prove fruitful for Tampa Democrats for second straight year

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Somewhat lost in the tumult over the infighting within the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee this week is the fact that for the second time in less than two years, a Democrat has been elected to the Tampa City Council in a run-off election after finishing a distant second in the initial election. Luis Viera’s win by 63 votes in the District 7 race  came four weeks after he finished 2,469 votes behind Jim Davison in the Nov.8 general election. “We had…

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Victor Crist and Gus Bilirakis endorse Jim Davison in Tampa City Council District 7 race

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As the special election for the Tampa City Council District 7 seat grows closer, more officials and organizations are getting involved in the campaign. On Wednesday, ER physician Jim Davison announced he has received the backing of Pasco County area congressman Gus Bilirakis and Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist. “As a longtime resident of the North Tampa area, I endorse Dr. Jim Davison because our neighborhoods of North Tampa deserve ‘Action — Not Just Words’ from our city councilman,” said Crist. “I…

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