City Council candidate Wael Odeh has lived more than three decades in this town of 25,000 straddling the Hillsborough River.
He is a husband, father of four and grandfather of three. As a civil engineer, he has designed bridges and roads throughout the United States.
Odeh is also a Muslim, born in Palestinian territory, and someone believes that's enough to disqualify him from election to the City Council.
An anonymous letter has been mailed to a number of addresses in Temple Terrace questioning whether City Hall is safe with a Muslim working there and whether Odeh has ties to terrorism.