Tag: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Joe HendersonOctober 29, 2018

When Jeff Vinik decided in 2010 to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning, it changed a lot more than just the city’s sports fortunes. Vinik has become one of Tampa’s leading philanthropists, and his massive $3 billion Water Street real estate and entertainment project is taking shape to give life to the moribund Channel District. The Lightning is regarded as […]

Joe HendersonAugust 16, 2018

Speculation has been out there for months that Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn would make an interesting candidate for Florida’s Lieutenant Governor. That’s not likely to subside when he formally endorses Democrat Gwen Graham at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Tampa. But do endorsements matter in statewide races? I mean, OK — this is a […]

Joe HendersonApril 2, 2018

While he certainly had controversial moments, Bob Buckhorn will go down as one of the most effective mayors in Tampa’s history. During his seven years on the job, Buckhorn’s signature achievement has been his relentless prodding and salesmanship that helped transform a once-sleepy downtown into a thriving, vibrant urban center. But he will leave office […]


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