Chris Hart files for Tampa City Council District 3
TAMPA -- On the last day of qualifying, former Hillsborough County Commissioner Chris Hart filed papers to run for Tampa City Council's citywide District 3 seat.
Reached shortly before noon, Hart, a county commissioner from 1994 to 2002 and a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court in 2004, said he was on his way to qualify and indicated he was running because someone has "to put people to work."
Hart joins a race where current City Council member Yvonne Yolie Capin, family law attorney Seth Nelson and emergency room physician Jason W. Wilson have qualified for the March 1 city election, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website. Green business consultant Michael Ciftci also has filed to run. A second new name in the mix comes from Carl "The Cat" Cosio, who this week filed to run as a write-in candidate.