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Tampa council candidate DeSisto gets another endorsement



Tampa elections aren't until March 2011, but, hey, is it ever too early to boast about your endorsements? Political newcomer Tony DeSisto just collected one from former state Sen. John Grant. DeSisto is running for the District 4 City Council seat that represents South Tampa. So far, he's the only person who has filed to replace John Dingfelder, who is running for County Commission in 2010.

Grant was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1980 and to the Florida Senate in 1987. He was term-limited out in 2000. Grant has also endorsed Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist in the 2010 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. In a news release, Grant said this about DeSisto: "I see in him the same qualities and principles I spent my career fighting for. I see someone with the passion, principles and values to become a great leader for years to come."

DeSisto, who recently graduated from the Stetson University College of Law, also has an endorsement from Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe.

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:20pm]


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