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Andrew Huse conducts an interview with Florida politician Janice Kaminis Platt. Platt served as the elected Tampa City Council Member from 1974-1978 before being elected to serve on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners from 1978-2002. Platt describes what it was like growing up in Florida, becoming interested in government at a young age, and the difficulties she faced when she was the only woman enrolled in the University of Florida’s graduate law program. Platt speaks in depth about the arrests of county commissioners Joseph Kotvas, Fred Anderson, and Jerry Bowmer while she served as county commissioner. Platt illustrates her part in the formation of Florida’s modern library system, the Environmental Land Program and her role in other various methods of proper cultural and environmental preservation. Platt discloses the pressures candidates face while running for office and the lack of new laws to aid in Florida’s environmental preservation.
Florida--Politics and government, Hillsborough County (Fla.). Board of County Commissioners, Political corruption--United States, Nature conservation--Florida, Historic preservation--Florida
1 sound file (88 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file +
Florida--Politics and government; Hillsborough County (Fla.). Board of County Commissioners; Political corruption--United States; Nature conservation--Florida; Historic preservation--Florida
Tampa Bay (Fla.)
Oral histories; Online audio
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University of South Florida
Carlton-Anthony Tampa oral history project
Platt, Jan Kaminis; University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; and University of South Florida. Library, "Jan Kaminis Platt oral history interview" (2014). Carlton-Anthony Tampa Oral History Project. 22.