Caetano has challenger for Tampa council post
New Tampa real estate agent Dean Hale has filed to run for Tampa's District 7 City Council seat in March 2011. Hale, 43, works for Keller Williams. "What I will hopefully bring to the table is some energetic and effective leadership," said Hale, who is making his first bid for elected office. He is married and has a 10-year-old daughter. "I know what families are going through, and I hope to be able to add that perspective to the Tampa City Council," he said.
Joseph Caetano, 75, who is seeking re-election to the post, also has some idea of what struggling families are going through. He filed bankruptcy papers for his Bostonian Hair Studio and closed it this year, and has two homes in foreclosure. He was elected to the City Council in 2007.
Janet Zink, Times staff writer