I'm the Tampa Bay Times' Political Editor, but really my job is to write about how struggles over politics and power define our state and impact people's lives. From Washington to Tallahassee to Tampa Bay, the political landscape is changing. It's my job to help you make sense of it all, while holding leaders to account and digging into how unelected interests wield their clout. I previously covered real estate and before that, worked in our Tallahassee bureau, which gave me an up-close view of how our state government works. I'm originally from Arizona, a state that instilled in me a love of hiking and tacos al pastor. Have a tip or story idea? Drop me a line.