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Rose Ferlita files to run for mayor of Tampa

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Hillsborough County Commissioner Rose Ferlita filed Wednesday to run for mayor of Tampa.

Ferlita, a pharmacist and a former Tampa City Council member, made the announcement in a posting on Facebook and a website,

“Thanks to technology and using social media, this was a great way to kick off our announcement. And, I think it’s exciting that my friends, neighbors and supporters had the opportunity to hear it from me, first,” Ferlita said in a statement posted on her website. Continue reading here.

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