Ex-State Rep Endorses Patel for Hillsborough County Commission
Aakash Patel is running for the District 1 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission.
TAMPA – Faye Culp, a former state representative from South Tampa, has endorsed Aakash Patel for Hillsborough County Commission, District 1.
Culp served on the Hillsborough County School Board from 1998 to 1992, and was subsequently elected to the District 57 House seat in 1995 where she served until 1998. She also served a second stint in the Florida House from 2003-2010. Culp and Patel have become friends through their involvement in the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and other activities.
“I have been impressed with this young man’s work for our community,” Culp said of Patel. “I have seen him apply his conservative beliefs in his role as chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County and his work for the Florida Early Learning Advisory Council. I have enjoyed my association with him at the South Tampa Chamber since 2008. Aakash is someone who contributes to our community and gives unselfishly of his time and expertise to make a difference. It would be a benefit to the citizens of Hillsborough County to have such a strong conservative voice on the county commission.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Patel to the Florida Early Learning Advisory Council and as chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. Patel said he appreciated Culp’s support.
“It is such an honor to have the support of Representative Culp. Faye has been a great conservative advocate for smaller government, community issues and education,” Patel said. “Her endorsement reflects on the work I have done to support early childhood learning, education and community issues. I look forward to working on important conservative issues as a member of the county commission.”
Patel, the millennial founder of Elevate, Inc. is running for Hillsborough County Commission District 1. He said he looks forward to working on issues important to residents of Hillsborough County including education, public safety and government efficiency among many others.
Two other candidates are running for the District 1 seat – Patel’s fellow Republican C. Todd Marks and Democrat Jen McDonald.
For information about Patel, go to Patel2018.com.
Photo shows Carlos Lopez-Cantera, left, and Aakash Patel.
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