Certified financial planner and Seminole Heights activist Kimberly Overman has filed to run for the countywide District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission.
As Hillsborough County Democrats search for a candidate with the kind of name recognition to defeat GOP incumbents Victor Crist and Sandy Murman in countywide elections next year, April Griffin confirms that she won’t be one of them.
Less than a month after saying she would suspend her campaign for the Hillsborough County Commission District 7 seat, community activist Sky White now wants to re-enter the race. “I’ve decided to continue my candidacy as Hillsborough County Commissioner for District 7,” White wrote in an email Monday afternoon. She was unavailable for comment Tuesday.
With Al Higginbotham opting not to run for re-election next year, there is a rare open seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. Several Democrats have already entered the contest, including 28-year-old Riverview resident Angel D’Angelo. “I believe we just need your regular working class average Joe taking hold of these seats,” says D’Angelo, who is a recruiter for a retail service provider. D’Angelo mentions transit as an issue he believes he will be talking about once he begins campaigning in…