Tampa Mayoral Candidate
Harry Cohen serves as City Councilman for Tampa’s District 4 (the “south district”) since his first election in 2011. Voters reelected Harry in 2015. Currently Harry is running for Mayor in the imminent spring 2019 municipal election. Harry is a Tampa native. He earned a BA degree from Gettysburg College in 1992 and a JD from New York Law School in 1996. Prior to his election to the Tampa City Council, Harry served from 2005 to 2011 as Chief Deputy Clerk of the of the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Harry’s current constituency (Tampa District 4) includes a variety of several of the city’s more iconic neighborhoods and waterfront commercial areas, such as Ballast Point, Historic Hyde Park, Palma Ceia, the South Howard Entertainment area, Davis Islands, Port Tampa City, and Harbour Island. Harry has shown special energy for the key topic of updating Tampa’s surface transportation strategy, planning and funding…with special attention on pedestrian safety. In November 2018 (shortly after the 11/6/18 voter approval of the 1 per cent transportation and transit sales tax) Harry published his “detailed transportation, transit plan for Tampa.” Harry Cohen’s other focus areas include two CityCouncil responsibilities: chair of the Finance Committee and vice chair of the Public Safety Committee. He is vice chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and also has served the boards of the Florida Orchestra and the Florida Aquarium.