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William March - Times Correspondent

Times Correspondent

William March is a Times correspondent who writes about politics.

  1. Carmen Edmonds is the new chairperson of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee.
  2. Former state Sen. John Legg is using money left over from an abandoned legislative campaign to run for Pasco County schools superintendent.
  3. City Council member Bill Carlson got into a heated exchange recently with fellow council member Luis Viera over fire station funding. Could this be a sign of things to come in anticipation of the 2027 Tampa mayoral campaign?
  4. Former New College trustee Eddie Speir has loaned his campaign for Congress $500,000 in his primary bid to pick off incumbent Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key.
  5. State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, is one of the sponsors of legislation that would abolish civilian police review boards. Both St. Petersburg and Tampa have them and would be affected.
  6. Former state Sen. Jim Sebesta, R-St. Petersburg, has died.
  7. Republican Rico Smith, left, has abandoned a bid for Hillsborough County Commission in favor of challenging incumbent Democrat Fentrice Driskell for a state House seat.
  8. Whitney Fox, a Democrat, is running for Florida's 13th Congressional District in an attempt to unseat Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna. She has announced bringing in $200,000 in her first quarter of fundraising.
  9. Sean Shaw (left), a Democrat, and Republican Christine Miller have announced their intentions to run for an open countywide Hillsborough Commission seat in 2024.
  10. Pinellas County Republican Party chairperson Adam Ross says he plans to run for tax collector in 2024.
  11. Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith, a Democrat, announced Friday that she is abandoning a bid to return to the board following an unexpected medical diagnosis for her husband.
  12. Neelam  Taneja Perry, who has announced plans to challenge Democratic congresswoman Kathy Castor, aces felony drug trafficking charges that she says she is fighting.
  13. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer has attracted his first challenger in the past three election cycles.
  14. Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister and his wife Nikki DeBartolo at a recent charity event.
  15. Republican Anna Paulina Luna is among the members of Florida's congressional delegation blocking the renaming of a post office put forward by Democrats.
  16. Circuit Court Judge Nancy L. Jacobs, facing a complaint before the Judicial Qualifications Commission for her conduct during her successful 2022 campaign and while she has been a judge, sought to remove one of the panelists considering her case. He has since removed himself from the six-member panel hearing the complaint.
  17. John Liccione of Gulfport has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for the Pinellas congressional seat held by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna but the local party has declined to recognize his candidacy.
  18. Hillsborough County State Attorney Suzy Lopez and a committee that supports her have raised more than $100,000 for her first election campaign since she was appointed to the office by Gov. Ron DeSantis after he removed Andrew Warren from the post.
  19. Layla Collins, standing center, the wife of state Sen. Jay Collins, an ally of Gov. Ron DeSantis, is challenging Nadia Combs for the Hillsborough County School Board in 2024. [Times (2019)]
  20. St. Petersburg City Council member Ed Montanari, left, has filed to challenge state Rep. Lindsay Cross.
  21. Andrew Warren, who was suspended as Hillsborough State Attorney by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year.
  22. Former Tampa City Council member Joe Citro, left, has said he plans to run for an open Hillsborough County Commission seat next year and former state Rep. Jackie Toledo is said to be considering joining the already crowded field.
  23. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.