Tampa City Council picks interim members
Tampa City Council members selected their new colleagues today. Curtis Stokes, former head of the Hillsborough NAACP, was chosen to fill the citywide District 3 seat vacated by Linda Saul-Sena.
Yvonne Yolie Capin, who unsuccessfully ran for the state House District 57 seat in 2008, was chosen to replace John Dingfelder in South Tampa's District 4.
Dingfelder and Saul-Sena abruptly left the council last month after missing a deadline to file paperwork with the Hillsborough County supervisor of elections indicating they would resign to run for the County Commission. The two had hoped to stay on the council until after the November elections. Capin and Stokes will serve until after the city's March 2011 elections. Read more about it here.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer