Seidel Runs for Clerk of CourtBy William March, Times Correspondent | Monday, May 4, 2015 12:44pm TAMPA — Former local television consumer affairs reporter Eric Seidel filed Monday to run as a Republican for Hillsborough County clerk of court. Read the full article HERE. Eric Seidel makes one of his many advertising videos at his in house production studio on Westshore Boulevard in Tampa. Seidel a former consumer reporter at WTVT-Ch. 13 has taken his on air experience, a degree in law and has formed a prosperous practice. [WILLIE J. ALLEN JR., Times] Candidate Eric Seidel, 52, worked at WTVT-Ch. 13 for 19 years.