Tag: Ed Turanchik

Mitch PerryMarch 6, 2018
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Ed Turanchik is making an early statement in his quest to succeed Bob Buckhorn as Tampa mayor in 2019. The attorney/developer/transit activist announced Tuesday he already raised more than $100,000 since declaring his candidacy February 2. “I’m so humbled by the strong show of support from our city just one month into our campaign,” said Turanchik. […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 5, 2018
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Reflecting on his 2010-2011 bid for Tampa mayor, Ed Turanchik said that in that campaign Bob Buckhorn schooled him on messaging — and he learned his lesson. Perhaps that explains Turanchik’s emphasis on branding his candidacy as a “vision” to lead Tampa in 2019 and beyond — reflected both on his campaign website and in encounters Friday with […]

Mitch PerryDecember 15, 2017
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Like most of his colleagues, Mike Suarez will soon be heading into his final year on the Tampa City Council—he’s term-limited in 2019. But the 54-year-old West Tampa native and District 1 councilman is considered to be set on staying in city government once his term ends. How? By becoming the next mayor, succeeding a similarly term-limited […]

Mitch PerryDecember 5, 2017
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Former Hillsborough County Commissioner and transit advocate Ed Turanchik is seriously considering entering running for Tampa mayor in 2019. “There’s been overwhelming broad-based encouragement from people that I should do it and that I needed to do it,” Turanchik told Florida Politics Tuesday afternoon. The Tampa Bay Times initially reported his of his renewed interest. The […]

Mitch PerryNovember 10, 2017
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In her just-concluded re-election bid to the St. Petersburg City Council District 2 seat, Darden Rice received the backing of the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association, an endorsement of which she’s very proud. She’s also the niece of former Pinellas County Sheriff Everett Rice. Rice mentioned those facts, among others, to an audience at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange […]


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