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 http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/feisty-rose-ferlita-seeks-to-serve-as-her-hometowns-mayor/1149556