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Andrew Warren assembles large bipartisan finance committee for re-election bid

“Andrew has spent his first term making good on his promise.”

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren assembled a 33-member finance committee that includes prominent Democrats and Republicans.

Warren announced his re-election campaign earlier this month.

“We’ve spent the last two years reforming our justice system to make our streets safer and build stronger neighborhoods,” Warren said. “A big part of that is engaging our legal, business, and political communities and bringing them together to address these issues. These community leaders have been strong supporters of our efforts, and I’m so thankful that they’ve taken on this role with our campaign.”

Tampa land use attorney David Singer will chair the committee. Singer ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat in 2016 for the House District 60 seat currently held by Jackie Toledo.

“Andrew has spent his first term making good on his promise to modernize the State Attorney’s Office and bring a culture of reform that matches our values as a community,” Singer said. “The members of this diverse committee have dedicated themselves to continuing that success and doubling down on that progress. Andrew has been a breath of fresh air for our county and our legal community. We’re excited to begin the work of his re-election campaign.”

Warren’s finance committee will work on his behalf to secure another term.

Since taking office two years ago, Warren has implemented a number of reforms within the Hillsborough justice system including removing guns from domestic abusers and increasing civil citation programs and diversion courts for first-time nonviolent offenders and juveniles to avoid jail time.

Warren defeated former State Attorney Mark Ober in what was considered a major political upset for the popular incumbent.

Finance committee members include:

Erin Aebel

David & Cally Bekhor

Ron Christaldi

Justin Day

Nikki DeBartolo

Dario Diaz

John Fox

Rena & Anddrikk Frazier

Martin Garcia

Mike & Melanie Griffin

Tom Hall

Tyler Hudson

Stuart Lasher

Stan Levy

Bemetra Liggins

Eric Lynn

Ed & Monica Narain

Nik Sachdev

Andy Scaglione

Sean Shaw

Robert Shimberg

David & Allison Singer

Gil Singer

Alex Sink

Rod Smith

Sandy & Rosemary Weinberg

Steve Yerrid

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a die-hard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and contentious issues surrounding transit. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also a devoted wife and mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder.

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