Deborah Cope to Run for House District 57
Deborah Cope (see photo) is making another run for HD 57. She currently serves on the Citizen’s Environmental Advisory Committee to the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and the Mayor’s Environmental Roundtable. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Coalition 4 Responsible Growth and is Past President and current Growth Management Chair of the Tampa Bay Sierra Club. She is currently working on an advisory committee to update Hillsborough County’s comprehensive plan and with the City of Tampa on a Green City initiative.
“Given the demands of today’s economy, every child has to be able to reach high standards in order to prosper”, said Cope. “We need to start by investing in our schools, providing quality, well-paid teachers with smaller, safer classrooms in which to work.”
The incumbent, Rep. Faye Culp, most recently received coverage for mistaking U.S. Senate candidate LeRoy Collins, Jr. for his father, Gov. Collins, who died in 1991.
This is Cope's second campaign against Faye Culp. Cope initially filed to run for an open seat on the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, before switching to the race for House District 57.