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St. Petersburg Times profile: Feisty Rose Ferlita seeks to serve as her hometown's mayor



TAMPA — People who know Rose Ferlita know this: She is warm and saucy, calling friends "baby" and letting the F-word fly.

She lives in Hyde Park with her beloved rescue dogs, Hal and Murray, and is likely to stay longer on a voter's doorstep if a pet appears.

She is both a workaholic and a night owl, a part-time CVS pharmacist who fires off e-mails at hours when most people sleep.

And she fights.

So begins the first in a series of St. Petersburg Times profiles on the candidates for mayor of Tampa. To see the complete story by Times staff writer Colleen Jenkins, go to

[Last modified: Friday, February 4, 2011 3:39pm]


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