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Sandy Murman considering another go at the Florida House



Former state Representative Sandy Murman was at a Brandon Chamber of Commerce luncheon today on rail. The guest speakers -- Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe and Bob Clifford, executive director of TBARTA -- argued that a one-cent sales tax to support rail would also help pay for roads and expanded bus service in suburban areas.  Before the luncheon, Murman, a Republican, said she is "seriously considering" running for the District 1 Hillsborough County Commission seat in 2010. Rose Ferlita is likely to leave that post to run for Tampa mayor. But Murman also said she may run for a Florida House or Senate seat. She wouldn't get into specifics about her state ambitions, but Rachel Burgin holds the District 56 seat that once belonged to Murman.

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:15pm]


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