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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:56 PM

Tampa elects its first gay mayor

Source: The Hill

Tampa voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose former police Chief Jane Castor as the city's next mayor, making her the first openly gay mayor of one of Florida's largest cities.

Castor, who spent more than 30 years with the Tampa Police Department before her retirement in 2015, won nearly three-quarters of the vote Tuesday night, easily outpacing banker David Straz.

Castor will become the first openly gay mayor of a major city in the southeastern United States, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ rights organization. Smaller cities in Florida, including Key West, Gainesville and Fort Lauderdale, have elected gay mayors but never a city the size of Tampa, which has a population of 385,000.

Castor is the second gay politician to win the mayoralty of a large American city in less than a month, after Lori Lightfoot won the right to run Chicago earlier this month. Lightfoot, like Castor, won about three-quarters of the vote.


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/440340-tampa-elects-its-first-gay-mayor



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:01 PM

1. I bet my right wing in-laws in Tampa are flipping out.

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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:42 PM

2. K & R. Good for Tampa, Castor and Florida.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:52 AM

3. Great news

In a few years, it won't even be an issue.

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:22 PM

4. Taught school in Tamps for 40 yrs. I am so proud of Tampa!!

Castor family has been involved in Tampa politics for many years. Love this news!

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