Reporter Charlie Frago and the Times staff have been covering the race from the start. Missed a forum (or two, or three)? Want to get caught up on the latest controversy? Or do you just want to read up on the candidates? This page is for you.

The latest: Straz says he won’t take $160k mayoral salary. Castor: I wouldn’t either if I drove a Bentley.

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The Runoff: Jane Castor will face David Straz in April 23 runoff for Tampa mayor

David Straz: Fatal Tampa police shooting in 2014 may have prompted cover-up (March 19)

● From William March: After outcry, Straz campaign returns debate tickets to Bay News 9. (March 19)

That’s no whopper David Straz is telling. The millionaire candidate loves his Burger King. (March 19)

Jane Castor soaks up the love at Tiger Bay (March 15)

Jane Castor, David Straz tangle over needs of Tampa’s black community (March 14)

David Straz agrees to three debates. Jane Castor wants at least five more. (March 14)

What’s the strategy in the Tampa mayoral race? Can David Straz win by avoiding debates? (March 11)

David Straz’s path to victory in the Tampa mayoral race? ‘It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain.’ (March 10)

David Straz smashed spending records to make Tampa’s mayoral runoff. Did he get his money’s worth? (March 9)

Former Tampa police chief Jane Castor faces philanthropist David Straz in the race to become Tampa's next mayor. [Times files]
Former Tampa police chief Jane Castor faces philanthropist David Straz in the race to become Tampa's next mayor. [Times files]


The race

David Straz has yet to commit to any mayoral debates. The first one is Monday (March 8)

Harry Cohen endorses Jane Castor in Tampa mayor’s race (March 8)

Bob Buckhorn backs his former police chief Jane Castor in race for mayor (Mach 6)

Jane Castor will face David Straz in April 23 runoff (March 5)

Was it a smear or an honest mistake? David Straz mailers roil final days of Tampa mayor’s race (March 1)

David Straz is spending heavily in black neighborhoods. Will it help him become Tampa’s next mayor? (Feb. 28)

City Council chairman Frank Reddick says he is not interested in being deputy mayor (Feb. 27)

Could the Republican vote swing the Tampa mayor’s race? (Feb. 26)

Bob Buckhorn irked at David Straz flyer that reads like a mayoral endorsement (Feb. 26)

Some Tampa mayoral candidates say city is too clubby, too controlled by ‘Good Old Boy’ network (Feb. 25)

Latino vote up for grabs in Tampa mayor’s race (Feb. 23)

How many Tampa mayoral forums are too many? Depends on whom you ask (Feb. 16)


The candidates

Tampa mayoral candidate and former police chief Jane Castor. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times]
Tampa mayoral candidate and former police chief Jane Castor. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times]

Jane Castor

1. Jane Castor kicks off mayoral run: ‘We are Tampa Strong’ (May 17, 2018)

2. Jane Castor gets police union nod in Tampa mayor’s race (Jan. 24,)

3. Tampa’s mayoral candidates go after Jane Castor, and each other (Jan. 19)

4. Tampa mayoral candidate and former police chief Jane Castor was incorrect on homicide totals and murder spike (Jan. 30)

5. Jane Castor has big lead in Tampa’s mayor’s race, according to survey by St. Pete Polls (Feb. 5)


Tampa mayoral candidate, retired banker and philanthropist David Straz. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
Tampa mayoral candidate, retired banker and philanthropist David Straz. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]

David Straz

1. Philanthropist David Straz joins growing field in Tampa mayor’s race (May 7, 2018)

2. Straz kicks off campaign saying he’ll shake up city government (Sept. 8, 2018)

3. Yes, Tampa mayoral candidate David Straz is very, very rich (Jan. 16)

4. David Straz says city department rife with ‘graft and corruption’ but isn’t talking to authorities (Jan. 25)

5. Straz calls for investigation of Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s influence in Tampa (Feb. 11)


Other key races

City Council District 1

City Council District 2

City Council District 3

City Council District 4

City Council District 5

City Council District 6

City Council District 7

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