Tampa City Council | District 7
Incumbent Joseph Caetano faces three challengers including Charles "Charlie" Perkins, who also ran for the seat four years ago. Lisa Montelione is touting her experience as both a business executive and a former government employee. Dean Hale says a more common sense approach is needed on the council. Tia Mitchell, Times staff writer
About the job: District 7 stretches from Busch Boulevard north to New Tampa and includes Forest Hills, Terrace Park and the University of South Florida. Council members serve four-year terms and are paid $40,250. City elections are nonpartisan.
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