Tucker/Hall president and Tampa City Council candidate Bill Carlson announced a Jan. 30 campaign fundraiser for his bid to succeed Harry Cohen in the District 4 seat.
The event will be hosted at the home of former City Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena and her husband, Mark Sena, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The invitation lists a suggested contribution of $100 and instructs attendees to RSVP with Sena via email or phone.
Tom Hall, chair of Tucker/Hall, helped spread the word on Carlson’s fundraiser in a Wednesday email.
“As you may know, my business partner and good friend Bill Carlson is running for Tampa City Council, District 4,” Hall wrote. “Bill is a really bright person with good ideas and a sincere interest in helping make Tampa neighborhoods as good as they can be! You know how important it is to elect strong, dedicated people when they run for office — most of the time they don’t. Let’s make sure Bill wins!”
Carlson faces Sal Guagliardo, a local small business owner, and Hillsborough Community College Foundation fundraising lead Lee Lowry in the race to replace Cohen, who is term-limited and running for Tampa Mayor.
Through the end of 2018, he had raised about $70,000 and had $43,000 in the bank while Guagliardo had raised $31,000 and had a little over $19,000 on hand. Lowry entered the race on Jan. 4 and has yet to file her first campaign finance report.
The election is March 5; a runoff election, if necessary, is scheduled for April 23.
The fundraiser invitation is below.