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Updated: Sandy Murman qualifies to run for County Commission



Former state Rep. Sandy Murman today qualified to run in the Republican primary for the District 1 Hillsborough County Commission seat. Rose Ferlita currently holds the post. Given the fact that she hasn't filed to run for re-election, it's likely she will follow through on plans to run for Tampa Mayor in March 2011. Murman will face Margaret Iuculano and Trey Rustmann in the Republican primary. Tampa City Council member John Dingfelder is the only Democrat in the race.

Update: Rustmann sent out a news release shortly after Murman qualified for the race. In it, he says "voters are weary of career politicians," and questions Murman's motives for running. “We’ve been hearing that Sandy might enter this race, or that she might run for the State House of Representatives to unseat a current Republican incumbent. Last year she sought being appointed to be Supervisor of Elections. Is this truly the position where she wants to serve?  Or is she running for opportunistic reasons?"  he says.

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:40pm]


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