Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith

An early morning recon of south Hillsborough County showed the signs and the candidate working the polls.

An amazing upset in local politics. After an exhaustive and yearlong grass roots campaign has yielded the best local candidate, my incredible wife Mariella Smith, to come along in many years to defeat a 26 year incumbent candidate, Victor Crist. He was and is at the whim of special interests and not the majority of the local constituency. Mariella Smith, however, was and is not at the whim of a small but powerful group of special interests and will genuinely and honestly represent all the people of Hillsborough County. 

Her sense of fairness, decency, knowledge of the issues has made her the obvious choice in this election where the people had decided who was the best candidate. 

It is with such great joy that I post this blog tonight. 

Mariella WON.