"I know he will be remembered for his pure and honest leadership on behalf of all Tampa Bay residents, especially its veterans and members of the armed services."
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor
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"He saved MacDill for Tampa Bay and saved the Everglades for all of us. His leadership aided our state in the aftermath of multiple hurricanes and rebuilt the beaches for the world to enjoy. "
Adam Putnam, Florida agriculture commissioner