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Sierra Club endorses Mariella Smith for Hillsborough County Commission

The Sierra Club of Tampa Bay announces our endorsement of Mariella Smith in the Hillsborough County Commission District 5 race. Mariella Smith stands alone above all other candidates in her proven commitment to our community and the principles of the Sierra Club.

For decades Mariella Smith has advocated for smart growth policies that include public transportation and environmental protection. The challenges facing Hillsborough County demand the fresh ideas, honest debate and unwavering courage Sierra has come to expect from Mariella Smith.

The Sierra Club decision to endorse Mariella Smith for County Commission District 5 followed unanimous votes at all three Sierra Club levels required for review and ratification. The Sierra Club urges the voters of Hillsborough County to support and elect Mariella Smith to the Hillsborough County Commission.

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