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Tampa attorney Carl Hinson files again for Hillsborough Circuit Court

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Tampa attorney Carl Hinson has filed as a candidate for Hillsborough Circuit Court, Group 3, a seat that will be vacated next year by retiring Judge Manual A. Lopez.

Hinson ran last year for the Hillsborough Circuit Court Group 8 seat that was being vacated by retiring Judge James D. Arnold, but lost out to Barbara Twine Thomas in November.

A past president of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the 55-year-old Hinson has been in civil ligation for his entire career.

He’s popular among his colleagues. According to a survey of members of the Hillsborough County Bar Association last year published in the Tampa Tribune, 69 percent of 272 voters highly approved of his work as an attorney, while another 28 percent approved, with only 3 percent disapproving.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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