Saul-Sena backs Beckner
Longtime Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena has endorsed Kevin Beckner in the Democratic primary for the HIllsborough County Commission's District 6 seat. Saul-Sena chose Beckner, financial planner, over over Joe Redner, who's also vying for the post now held by Republican Brian Blair.
Last year, Saul-Sena miffed council chairwoman Gwen Miller by tacitly backing her opponent -- Joe Redner -- in the race for Miller's seat. But in a press release issued by Beckner's campaign manager, Mitch Kates, Saul-Sena said: "Kevin is a great combination of business head and community heart who will use these qualities to better Hillsborough County." Saul-Sena also cited Beckner's interest in the environment, mass transit, and working cooperatively with the county.
- Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer