Harry Cohen files to run for Tampa City Council District 4 seat
TAMPA – Local attorney and chief deputy clerk of court Harry Cohen Friday filed papers to run for Tampa City Council District 4, which covers South Tampa.
“I want to run because I really want to get Tampa back to work and promote economic growth,” Cohen told Bay Buzz. Cohen, 40, was born in Tampa and moved back to the city about 12 years ago after graduating from New York Law School. He said he plans to step down from his job in the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office on Feb. 1 to campaign full-time.
The most important thing the City Council can do to keep people in their homes and bolster neighborhoods is boster economic growth, he said. Among other things, that means partnering with local schools and universities to strengthen the workforce and promoting Tampa's airport, port and proximity to emerging markets.
Cohen said he has deep roots in District 4. His late aunt and uncle owned Edward I. Case Plumbing for more than 40 years, and his family has owned other businesses, including the Mae's Fabrics chain of stores.
Also in the District 4 race are Joseph V. Citro, Tony DeSisto and Julie Ann Jenkins.