Civic and community leader Ed Narain filing for House District 61

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Ed Narain, a dedicated member of the Tampa community who has served in various community and civic roles over the last nineteen years, is filing for House District 61, the heavily Democratic seat currently held by Rep. Betty Reed. 

“After being asked by many in the community, my friends and family members to consider entering the race for House District 61,” said Narain, “I am pleased to announce my candidacy to represent the great people of Tampa. It is my intent to build upon the outstanding work that has been done for the last 8 years by working on behalf of the citizens of District 61.”

A proud member of the Tampa Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Narain is a former USF student body president and has extensive ties to the local community.

“I’ve spent almost twenty years helping others by volunteering on the Hillsborough County Community Action Board, the Hillsborough County Head Start Policy Council Board, the NFL YET Center, served as Polemarch (President) of the Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and numerous service projects,” said Narain.

Narain is an area retail sales manager for AT&T.

Narain says his plan is to “work on making our public schools stronger, assisting our local leaders in developing sustainable economic opportunities for all citizens, and improving the overall well-being of our children and seniors.”

Narain is also a graduate of the Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute which should immediately tell you he will be a serious candidate. 

Currently, Democrats Sharon Carter, Tatiana Denison and Sean Shaw are also filed to run for the seat.

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