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Civil engineer Tom Slaughter files to run for City Council District 1



TAMPA – Hyde Park resident and civil engineer Tom Slaughter is the latest candidate to file papers to run for the at-large District 1 seat on the Tampa City Council.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Slaughter, 51, is president of MAP Engineering.

As an engineer, he has been involved in design and construction engineering on complex infrastructure projects throughout Florida and beyond. In Tampa Bay, he has worked on plans for the interchange at Interstate 275 and Interstate 4 in downtown Tampa, the substructure of the Sunshine Skyway bridge and runways at Tampa International Airport.

After three decades in the private sector, Slaughter said he has the skills to make the kind of “tough, yet fair-minded decisions” required of City Council members. He supports efforts to provide greater access to job training and social services for struggling urban and suburban households in Tampa. His priorities also include addressing on traffic gridlock in New Tampa and the West Shore, working on high-speed and light rail and continuing implementation of East Tampa’s Strategic Action Plan.

Other previously announced candidates in District 1 include restaurateur Rick Barcena; University of South Florida graduate student Christopher Cano; West Tampa businessman Guido Maniscalco; and current council member Curtis Stokes. Stokes was appointed to the at-large District 3 seat after Linda Saul-Sena resigned to run for the County Commission. Also considering a run is former City Council member John Dingfelder. Incumbent Gwen Miller is leaving the District 1 seat because of term limits.

[Last modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 6:26pm]


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