COMMUNITY PLATFORM FOR A BETTER HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY GOVERNMENT

My primary focus as a Commissioner is to make Hillsborough County a better place to live, work and play for a brighter future for residents in District 3 and Hillsborough County.

Platform Issues:

  • Obtaining Affordable Housing
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Transportation
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Homelessness
  • Mental Health
  • Public Safety
  • Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvement
  • ┬áProtecting the Environment


EXPERIENCE & LEADERSHIP

  • Lifelong resident of Tampa
  • Graduate of Public Schools in Hillsborough County
  • Graduate-Paine College, Augusta, GA
  • President & CEO, Sickle Cell Association
  • Former Interim Tampa City Councilman, District 5
  • Two Terms Chairman-Tampa City Council
  • Vice-Chair- Finance Committee-Tampa City Council
  • Chairman-Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)-Tampa City Council
  • Vice Chair-Public Works-Tampa City Council
  • Former Vice-Chair-Hillsborough County Charter Review Board
  • Past Board Member-Hillsborough County Civil Service Board
  • Vice-Chairman-Tampa Sports Authority Board
  • Past member-Hospital Authority Board-Tampa General Hospital
  • Past Member-Executive Board of the East Tampa Partnership
  • Past Chairman-Lee Davis Neighborhood Advisory Board
  • Past President-Northview Hills Civic Association
  • Past Board Member-National Sickle Cell Association of America
  • Past Chairman-Community Health Charities of Florida
  • Two Terms as Basileus of Pi Iota Chapter- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.



REPORT CARD & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Two terms as chairman-Tampa City Council
  • Vice Chairman of Finance Committee-Tampa City Council
  • Successfully spearheaded the re-opening of Williams Park Pool
  • Successfully secured funding for the renovation of Williams Park Rec. Center
  • Successfully spearheaded the installation of outdoor restrooms at Ragan Park
  • Successfully spearheaded the efforts to bring Wal-Mart to East Tampa
  • Successfully spearheaded the installation of crosswalks on Hillsborough Ave.
  • Successfully secured improvements for 43rd street sidewalk; speed tables and improve street lights
  • Successfully led the efforts for the establishment of the West Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
  • Successfully lead the effort to name the walking trail at Woodland Terrace Park after Ruth Fleming (Longtime Woodland Terrace Crime Watch President)
  • Successfully spearheaded the effort for 3.1 million dollars to renovate Central Court Apartments that led to reduce crime in the neighborhood
  • Successfully lead the effort to re-open Cuscaden Park Pool in VM Ybor community after being closed for 6 years
  • Twelve new afforded homes built in Sulphur Springs for low income families
  • Presented accommodation to Derrick Brooks for being inducted into the 2014 NFL Hall of Fame
  • Successfully saved 170 families from being evicted from Tampa Park Apartments after given 30 days notice