Category: Politics

Mariella Smith speaks for Sierra Club against Urban Sprawl

Mariella Smith to run for County Commission (countywide district 5)

This article by William March is in the Tampa Bay Times:
Veteran environmental and community planning activist Mariella Smith, a Ruskin Democrat, says she intends to file early next year to run for the countywide District 5 county commissioner’s seat against Republican Commissioner Victor Crist. Smith has backing from Commissioner Pat Kemp, who won her own countywide seat last year. She has worked for years as an advocate for environmental and community planning issues, including serving on citizen advisory boards and often opposing what she calls unregulated development. Her most recent cause was successfully opposing a plan for a sewage sludge dump near the Little Manatee River.

Sierra Club endorsements for the 2016 election

Tampa Bay Sierra Club’s postcard lists endorsements for local and state for races in the Tampa Bay area. You can find more endorsements for the federal races and other state districts on the Florida...

Pat Kemp Bicycle Brigade

Thank you, Pat Kemp

Thank you, Pat Kemp, for offering yourself as a candidate for Hillsborough County Commission. Although you did not win this seat, your candidacy did much good, at no small cost to yourself.

Pat Kemp mailer cover

The clear choice: Pat Kemp for County Commission

Check out this meaty point-by-point comparison of the positions of Pat Kemp vs. Al Higginbotham on the important issues. There is a BIG difference between these two candidates for Hillsborough County Commission.