Candidate Charged with Disorderly Conduct
Warren Hope Dawson, a candidate for House District 59, was arrested for disorderly conduct on June 24 for allegedly shoving a man's camera. Dawson (see photo) is a prominent Tampa attorney. According to reports, a film crew was operating near his law office and causing a disturbance. He pushed the camera back. Dawson apologized and was arrested and released on the scene.
Dawson is running for seat being vacated by Rep. Arthenia Joyner. He has raised over $11,000 and loaned his campaign $59,000. No other candidate has raised more than $8,000 or has raised loaned or contributed significant monies to their campaign.
Joyner is considered the frontrunner in the race for the Senate District 18, an open seat.