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Dingfelder quits County Commission race to avoid lawsuit



Former Tampa City Council member John Dingfelder has dropped out of the race for the District 1 Hillsborough County Commission seat. He said he hopes the move will avoid a lawsuit by the GOP, challenging his appearance on the ballot because he missed the deadline for filing resign-to-run paperwork with the supervisor of elections.

Dingelder is counting on the local Democratic Party to appoint him to the now-vacant slot. The GOP says it plans to sue anyway.

Former council member Linda Saul-Sena also missed the deadline for filing her resign-to-run papers, but says she'll stay in her County Commission race. If the GOP files a lawsuit, she said, she'll respond at that time. "I have smart people working for me," she said.  Read more about it here.

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:40pm]


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