NEW PORT RICHEY - Deputy Mayor Bob Langford never had aspired to run for political office, noting that he wasn't even on the student council at Durrett High School in Louisville, Ky. He
became friends with then-state Sen.
participated in civil rights marches - "It was a lot of hatred, such a bitter time" - in the South, and was inspired while helping broadcast speeches by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Alabama. "John Kennedy was my favorite president from my lifetime," Langford said.
hadn't considered politics until venturing into a New Port Richey City Council meeting soon after returning to town with his
wife, Janice, in 1998.Langford
had lived here from 1960-66.
"New Port Richey was real different from what I could remember," Langford
was the top vote- getter in the city council elections of 2003 and 2005. "Music and politics are right now my two passions in life," said Langford, owner and operator of Tub's Music studio.
"We have great people, a great town and a river runs through it," Langford
said, referring to the Pithlachascotee River and Sims Park."It's also an active community.