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Former state House candidate Christopher Cano files to run for City Council



University of South Florida student Christopher Cano filed today to run for Tampa's at-large District 1 City Council seat. Cano was a candidate for the District 60 state House post, but lost the Democratic primary to Russell Patterson. Republican Shawn Harrison won the general election.

Other candidates in the District 1 council race so far are council member Curtis Stokes and West Tampa businessman Guido Maniscalco. Cano, who is working on a master's degree in public administration, set about collecting signatures immediately after filing his paperwork and said he had 50 within three hours. Cano is a member of the Wellswood Civic Association board of directors. "We have a lot of neighborhood issues," Can said. "I think I can best help the community by being on the City Council."


[Last modified: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 6:06pm]


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