2019 Tampa mayoral election

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Tampa mayoral election, 2019
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Nominee Jane Castor David Straz Harry Cohen
First-round vote 23,324 7,522 5,907
First-round percentage 47.98% 15.47 12.15
Second-round vote 38,772 14,238
Second-round percentage 73.10% 26.90%
Nominee Ed Turanchik Dick Greco Jr Mike Suarez
First-round vote 4,320 4,158 2,462
First-round percentage 8.89 8.55 5.06

Mayor before election

Bob Buckhorn
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Jane Castor
Democratic

An election for Mayor of Tampa was held on March 5, 2019. The election is officially nonpartisan, and the winner will be elected to a four-year term.

Incumbent mayor Bob Buckhorn is not eligible to run for a third term.[1] Buckhorn was first elected in 2011 (winning in the second round with 62.86% of the vote) and reelected unopposed in 2015. Jane Castor and David Straz headed off into a runoff election on April 23, 2019, as no candidate received the majority fifty percent.[2][3] Castor defeated Straz in the runoff election, becoming mayor-elect of Tampa.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Did not file[edit]

  • Ed Narain, former state representative[15]
  • Mike Griffin, former chairman of Tampa Chamber of Commerce[15]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Sam Gibbons, graduate student and grandson of late U.S. Representative Sam Gibbons[16]

Endorsements[edit]

David Straz
  • Northwest Florida Chapter of Black Women in Construction[17]
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 1625[17]
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 487[17]
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 123[17]
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 824[18]
Jane Castor
  • Former police chief Steve Hogue[18]
  • Former police chief Bennie Holder[18]
  • Former fire chief Tom Forward[18]

Fundraising[edit]

Campaign finance reports as of November 21, 2018
Candidate (party) Total receipts Total expenditures
Jane Castor $176,858.80 $32,524.63
Harry Cohen $97,625.00 $38,217.37
Michael Anthony Hazard $262.90 $122.90
LaVaughn King $0.00 $0.00
Topher Morrison $58,642.81 $44,421.93
David Straz $1,592,940.00 $1,007,724.65
Mike Suarez $49,788.00 $8,183.00
Ed Turanchik $171,474.00 $76,401.36
[19]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jane
Castor
Harry
Cohen
David
Straz
Mike
Suarez
Ed
Turanchik
Dick Greco, Jr. Other Undecided
St. Pete Polls[20] May 10, 2018 424 ±4.8% 47.3% 5.4% 7.8% 5.5% 9.7% - 8.3% 15.9%
St. Pete Polls[21] June 24, 2018 496 ±4.4% 40.9% 7.3% 10.6% 7.2% 7.2% - 7.8% 18.9%
St. Pete Polls[22] February 5, 2019 429 ±4.7% 45.3% 7.5% 12.9% 6.0% 6.7% 9.3% - 10.8%

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

2019 Tampa mayoral election results (first round)[23]
Candidate Votes %
Jane Castor 23,324 47.98
David Straz 7,522 15.47
Harry Cohen 5,907 12.15
Ed Turanchik 4,320 8.89
Dick Greco Jr 4,158 8.55
Mike Suarez 2,462 5.06
Christopher "Topher" Morrison 839 1.73
Write-in 80 0.16
Total votes 48,612

Runoff[edit]

2019 Tampa mayoral election results (runoff)[24]
Candidate Votes %
Jane Castor 38,859 73.10
David Straz 14,300 26.90
Total votes 53,159

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danielson, Richard. "Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn won't seek Democratic nomination for governor in 2018". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  2. ^ White, D'Ann Lawrence (March 5, 2019). "Tampa Mayor's Race: Castor, Straz In Runoff April 23". Patch Media. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Krietz, Andrew (March 5, 2019). "Tampa election: Jane Castor, David Straz head to runoff". WTSP. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ March, William (March 28, 2018). "Councilman Harry Cohen pledges new priorities in filing to run for Tampa mayor". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Schorsch, Peter (July 25, 2018). "Jane Castor still dominates poll of race for Tampa mayor, but David Straz, others inch up". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Frago, Charlie (October 3, 2018). "After a few jabs, Tampa's first mayoral debate is a civil affair". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Irwin Taylor, Janelle (January 12, 2019). "Dick Greco Jr. jumps in crowded Tampa mayoral race". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Irwin Taylor, Janelle (November 13, 2018). "Tampa's mayoral race will be the next election pivot". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Irwin, Janelle (January 8, 2018). "Tampa businessman announces mayoral campaign". bizjournals.com. Tampa Bay Business Journal. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Frago, Charlie (May 29, 2018). "Topher Morrison was a big-time hypnotist. Now he's running for Tampa mayor". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Frago, Charlie (May 7, 2018). "Philanthropist David Straz joins growing field in Tampa mayor's race". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Schorsch, Peter (April 30, 2018). "Mike Suarez to join race to be next Tampa mayor". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Frago, Charlie (October 4, 2018). "If you're running for Tampa mayor, where do you eat? Mike Suarez has a list". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Frago, Charlie (April 2, 2018). "Ed Turanchik unveils his secret sauce to be Tampa's next mayor: Vision". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  15. ^ a b March, William (November 13, 2018). "William March: Could a late arrival in Tampa mayor's race upset the apple cart?". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Frago, Charlie (September 27, 2018). "Sam B. Gibbons drops out of Tampa's mayoral race". tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d Irwin Taylor, Janelle (October 15, 2018). "David Straz comes out with four early endorsements for Tampa Mayor". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d Schorsch, Peter (December 8, 2018). "Jane Castor, David Straz roll out dueling endorsements in Tampa mayor race". floridapolitics.com. Florida Politics. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  19. ^ https://www.votehillsborough.org/About-Office-Holders-Candidates/Local-Candidates
  20. ^ "Tampa, Florida Mayoral Election Survey" (PDF). St. Pete Polls. May 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Tampa, Florida Mayoral Election Survey" (PDF). St. Pete Polls. July 24, 2018.
  22. ^ "City of Tampa Survey conducted for StPetePolls.org" (PDF). St. Pete Polls. February 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "2019 City of Tampa Municipal Election". Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  24. ^ "2019 City of Tampa Municipal Election". 2019 City of Tampa Municipal Runoff Election. Retrieved 27 April 2019.