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Thomas Scott looks to jump from ministry to Tampa mayor's office



Thomas Scott, senior pastor at the 34th Street Church of God, wants to be Tampa's next mayor. Widely liked and respected, the 57-year-old City Council chairman boasts a long record of public service and is the only candidate who currently holds elected office.

Yet he trails his four opponents' fundraising totals by a wide margin, and people tell him he can't win the election because of the color of his skin.

He remains undeterred, having proven his doubters wrong before.

Scott's story  is the fourth in a series of profiles of the Tampa mayoral candidates. To read the others, click here.

[Last modified: Friday, February 18, 2011 9:57am]


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