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Cohen files for re-election in South Tampa

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— Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen is the latest incumbent council member to file for re-election in the spring.

Cohen, 44, filed his papers with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections on Tuesday.

Cohen was elected to his first term on the council in 2011. He currently serves at the vice chairman, taking the gavel when Chairman Charlie Miranda is absent. He also chairs the council’s finance committee.

An attorney, Cohen works part-time for the county clerk of the court’s office in addition to his council duties.

Cohen lives on Bayshore Boulevard and represents District 4, which takes in the peninsula from Kennedy Boulevard south to MacDill Air Force Base.

Cohen has focused on flooding problems in his district and has sought solutions to the parking problems in the SoHo entertainment district along South Howard Avenue. He has also been an advocate for the maintaining the city’s network of public pools, including restoring District 5’s historic Cuscaden Pool.

Jenkins Pool, a sibling to the Cuscaden Pool, has just undergone extension renovations on Davis Islands and will reopen this month.

Cohen said he hopes to continue his work on issues in his district and beyond.

“Citywide, we still have a lot to do to help Tampa rise out of the recession and into this next phase, which is one of growth and opportunity,” he said.

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