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Nicholas Glover picks up two new endorsements in City Council bid

“Nicholas will move Tampa forward and build a city that works for everyone.”

Nicholas Glover picked up two endorsements Thursday for his Tampa City Council District 3 race including from state Florida Rep. Sean Shaw and business leader Tammy Charles.

“Nicholas will move Tampa forward and build a city that works for everyone,” Shaw said in a video announcing support. “We deserve an advocate who brings people together to address the issues we face. That’s why I’m endorsing Nicholas Glover and why I’m encouraging my supporters to join us.”

Shaw most recently ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General. Since losing that election to Ashley Moody, the Tampa attorney has taken an advocacy role locally and now serves on the Independent Oversight Committee for Hillsborough County’s new 1 percent transportation and transit sales tax. He also hosts a weekly radio show.

Charles is a local business leader and an outspoken and active advocate for women’s rights. She recently served as co-chair of the MLK Leadership Breakfast and received the Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award last year.

“Nicholas has a passion for our communities,” Charles said in the endorsement video. “He has a vision for Tampa that lifts up all families and all neighborhoods. I’m endorsing Nicholas because we need new leadership. We need someone who can walk the walk — not just talk the talk.”

Glover also made a cameo sharing his vision about generational growth in the city.

 

“My father worked in a factory and my mother picked up a second job to provide for us. They taught me that no matter how hard you were working, you always need to make time to give back,” Glover said.

Glover is running citywide to replace Yolie Capin who is leaving office due to term limits. He faces former City Council member John Dingfelder, South Seminole Heights Civic Association President Stephen Lytle and real estate professional Vibha Shevade.

Glover is currently polling second in the race, according to the most recent poll. Election Day is March 5. If no candidate receives more than half the vote, the top two vote-getters will move on to a runoff election April 23.

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as senior reporter for WMNF News. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at Janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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