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David Straz is now a Democrat. Is a mayoral run one step closer?

David Straz is now a Democrat. Is a mayoral run one step closer?

TAMPA — Philanthropist David Straz took another step toward a potential mayoral run week, changing his voter registration from no-party to Democratic.However, Straz didn't confirm a report by a political adviser that he plans to announce his ca...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa City Council gives green light to pushing back next year’s city election

Tampa City Council gives green light to pushing back next year’s city election

The Tampa City Council took an initial step to extend the current terms of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and council members’ own tenure in office to allow more time for overseas ballots to be collected.The council's unanimous vote (Chairman Frank Reddick...
Published: 04/26/18
Buckhorn’s Bay to Bay decision prompts Sunday protest

Buckhorn’s Bay to Bay decision prompts Sunday protest

When Whit Remer moved to South Tampa with his family a year ago from Washington, D.C., he thought he was moving into a walkable urban neighborhood.Then he and his wife took their children, now aged 1 and 3, in a double stroller on Bay to Bay Boulevar...
Published: 04/25/18
Bob Buckhorn: Tone, tenor of Tampa mayoral campaign will determine support

Bob Buckhorn: Tone, tenor of Tampa mayoral campaign will determine support

The race to replace Bob Buckhorn is on.But will Tampa's two-term mayor endorse a candidate?It's a question eagerly parsed among the campaigns and politicos in Tampa.With nearly a year until Election Day, Buckhorn is staying on the sideline—for ...
Published: 04/20/18
Clearwater Council member Bob Cundiff again questions fluoride

Clearwater Council member Bob Cundiff again questions fluoride

CLEARWATER — City Council member Bob Cundiff again diverged from his four colleagues on one of Tampa Bay's most sensitive subjects: fluoride.On Thursday, the City Council voted 4-1 to pay KAT Construction $552,000 to build fluori...
Published: 04/20/18
Former chief Jane Castor makes it official: She’s in the race for Tampa mayor

Former chief Jane Castor makes it official: She’s in the race for Tampa mayor

For months, Tampa political aficionados have speculated: Will she or won't she?Does Jane Castor, the city's first woman police chief, and presumed heavyweight mayoral candidate, really want the job? Not to mention the stress of a high-profile campaig...
Published: 04/19/18
George Buck officially launches campaign to unseat Charlie Crist

George Buck officially launches campaign to unseat Charlie Crist

George Buck wanted to accomplish two things Monday: to officially launch his congressional campaign — and to honor his grandfather.The Army veteran-turned academic hosted an informal meet and greet at Bascom's Chop House in Clearwater...
Published: 04/17/18
George Buck, Charlie Crist’s Republican opponent, to announce official campaign launch in Clearwater

George Buck, Charlie Crist’s Republican opponent, to announce official campaign launch in Clearwater

Charlie Crist will soon officially have an opponent in the race for Florida’s 13th congressional district seat.Republican George Buck, a former academic and firefighter, will hold an official campaign launch at Bascom’s Chop House in Clea...
Published: 04/16/18
Tampa’s next fire chief will be home grown, says Bob Buckhorn

Tampa’s next fire chief will be home grown, says Bob Buckhorn

When longtime Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Tom Forward retires after eight years at the helm next month, his replacement will come from within the agency's ranks, said Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Monday."We've  got good depth there. It doesn't make any sen...
Published: 04/16/18
William March: Tampa state Senate race takes center stage

William March: Tampa state Senate race takes center stage

The battle for control of the Florida state Senate is suddenly focusing on Tampa's District 16 seat, and this week brought good and bad news for newly announced Democratic contender Janet Cruz, who hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Dana Young.The ...
Published: 04/12/18