Al Higgonbotham announces he’s running for countywide seat on Hillsborough Co. Commission

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Hillsborough County commissioner Al Higginbotham, who currently represents the eastern part of the county, has set up a campaign office to run for the at-large seat on that board that will be vacated by Mark Sharpe in 2014, reports Bill Varian of the Tampa Bay Times.

Higginbotham joins Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern in declaring their candicacy for the District 7 seat, the race for which is expected to draw a crowd. Other past or current office holders said to be eyeing the race include Tom Scott, the former Tampa City Council member and Hillsborough commissioner, and School Board member April Griffin, both Democrats; and Republican Rose Ferlita, the former Tampa City Council member and county commissioner. 

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