Bob Buckhorn polls Facebook friends on mayor's race
Former Tampa City Council member Bob Buckhorn is asking his Facebook friends if he should take a stab at a run for mayor in 2011. Early responses from this select group are an overwhelming yes, with one commenter noting: "I think you just launched your campaign right here on FB."
In the post, Buckhorn says he has enjoyed being back in the private sector and spending time with his wife and children, but says he has never stopped believing in Tampa. "A Mayor cannot do it alone so I would love to hear your thoughts," he writes.
So far, only Tampa City Council chairman Tom Scott and former police major Marion Lewis have filed to run to replace Pam Iorio. Others in the mix in some way, though, include city council members Linda Saul-Sena and Mary Mulhern, County Commissioner Rose Ferlita, former commissioner Ed Turanchik, former cop and code enforcement head Curtis Lane, and former mayor Dick Greco.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer