Daily Kos featured Jim Piccillo, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Florida’s 5th District. This is an open seat, as Tea Party Republican Ginny Brown-Waite will retire at the end of her term. Raised by a strong single mother, Jim has a broad background in public service. He served six years in the U.S. Army, and was decorated for his role in responding to the 9/11 tragedy. After leaving the Army in 2002, Jim organized statewide food drives in the wake of Hurricanes Charlie and Katrina, and donation drives for Sunrise of Pasco County to help victims of domestic violence. He became active in politics as a staff volunteer for the Obama campaign in 2008. We caught up with him by email to ask a few questions. Continue reading here.
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