My Response to Today’s Announcement
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 @ 3:36PM
Yesterday, former Gov. Crist called to inform me that despite us running a great campaign he was supporting my opponent. I appreciate the governor for calling me personally, and I understand that he and Sean Shaw have a lot of history dating back to Sean’s first run for State Representative in Tallahassee.
However, this election is not going to be decided in Mr. Shaw’s Tallahassee neighborhood, nor at his Harbor Island condominium. Nor is this race going to be determined by a statewide ballot like the governor’s race.
This election is about the people and neighborhoods of Tampa. Those of us who live here, work here, volunteer here, and have family here. We will decide this election. Improving our schools, keeping our families and seniors safe, and bringing good jobs to our community isn’t about rubbing elbows, it’s about elbow grease.
I remain firm in my belief that the power of the people remains stronger than the people in power.
I welcome Sean to the Tampa area and I look forward to a vigorous campaign.
Ed Narain is a dedicated member of the Tampa community who has served in various community and civic roles over the last nineteen years. Ed is a former USF Student Body President and a member of College Leadership Florida. While a student leader, Ed was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Florida Student Association Board and received the first USF Student Affairs Leadership Award.
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