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Pam Iorio: Thanks, but no thanks to running for mayor of Tampa again

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, pictured here between Mayor Bob Buckhorn (far left) and former Mayor Dick Greco, says she has no plans to try to return to the mayor's office in 2019.

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Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, pictured here between Mayor Bob Buckhorn (far left) and former Mayor Dick Greco, says she has no plans to try to return to the mayor's office in 2019.

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Maybe it's because her current employer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, moved its headquarters to Tampa earlier this year, or because people still think of her as a potential candidate for higher office, but the rumor persists that former Mayor Pam Iorio is thinking about or actually planning to seek the top city job again in 2019.

Iorio, 56, has squelched it before, and she did again recently.

"There's absolutely no validity to that at all," she said.

Is she ruling it out?

Yes, she said.

"I don't plan on (a return to city politics) at any time in my life."

[Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:07am]

    

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