Buckhorn and Other Council Members Re-Elected in  Tampa

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Four council members and Mayor Bob Buckhorn won re-election in Tampa city on Tuesday. But the three-way race for Council District 6 will go to a runoff election.

Buckhorn managed to get 95 percent of the votes. He faced only token competition from writing. Other council members also won by large margins, but not as large as the mayor’s. The mayor addressed the supporters Tuesday night, he said, “Four years from now, this will be a different city. Four years from now that will be a different skyline. Four years from now this river will be the center of everything that we do. Four years from now our neighborhoods will be stronger.”

The number of registered voters was 200,000 and nearly 18,000 people voted early in the city races. Voter turnout was low at 12.58 percent.

Several other city council races were held in Districts 1,2,3,4 and 6. There was a winner in all the districts, except District 6. None of Mayoral candidate received a majority of the votes. In Council District 6, with all votes counted, Jackie Toledo had 46 percent and will face a run-off March 24 against Guido Maniscalco who received 29 percent of the vote. The third candidate, Tommy Castellano, trailed with nearly 25 percent.

The results in the other districts were also declared. In District 1, Incumbent Mike Suarez reclaimed his seat with 62 percent of the vote. There was no incumbent in District 2, but current District 6 councilman Charlie Miranda ran for the at-large seat and won with… MORE

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