All of the political recommendations of the Times Editorial Board
The Tampa Bay Times' choices in the Nov. 3 general election
This article represents the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board.

The Times Editorial Board has made recommendations in all of the races listed below.

We focus mainly on races that have a connection to Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. We wish we could do more — in Pasco, Hernando and Manatee counties, in particular — but the research and interviewing takes time. We don’t want to shortchange the process.

Not everyone thinks that a newspaper’s editorial board should make political recommendations. There are valid arguments on both sides of that debate. We believe the recommendations still contribute to healthy political dialogue. And given how many readers ask when the recommendations will appear, a lot of you find them valuable. You don’t have to agree with us, but be assured that we take the process seriously.


Joe Biden

U.S. Representative

District 12: Gus Bilirakis

District 13: Charlie Crist

District 14: Kathy Castor

District 15: Scott Franklin

District 16: Margaret Good

Related: How the Times makes its political recommendations.

Florida Senate

District 19: Darryl Rouson

District 20: Kathy Lewis

District 21: Jim Boyd

State Representative

District 57: Mike Beltran

District 58: Lawrence McClure

District 59: Andrew Learned

District 60: Julie Jenkins

District 62: Susan L. Valdes

District 64: Jessica Harrington

District 65: Chris Sprowls

District 66: Nick DiCeglie

District 67: Chris Latvala

District 68: Ben Diamond

District 69: Jennifer Webb

Pinellas County Sheriff: Bob Gualtieri

Pinellas County Property Appraiser: Mike Twitty

Pinellas County Tax Collector: Charles Thomas

Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections: Julie Marcus

Pinellas County Commission

District 1: Janet Long

District 3: Charlie Justice

District 7: Rene Flowers

Pinellas County School Board

District 1: Laura Hine

District 7: Karl Nurse

Hillsborough County State Attorney: Andrew Warren

Hillsborough County Sheriff: Chad Chronister

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser: Bob “Coach” Henriquez

Hillsborough County Tax Collector: Nancy Millan

Hillsborough County Court Judge: Group 7: Bill Yanger

Hillsborough County Commission

District 1: Harry Cohen

District 3: Gwen Myers

District 6: Patricia “Pat” Kemp

Hillsborough County School Board

District 1: Nadia Combs

District 3: Jessica Vaughn

District 5: Henry “Shake” Washington

District 7: Lynn Gray

State Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1:

Enshrine statutory citizenship requirement to vote in Constitution: Vote no.

Amendment 2:

Increase Florida’s minimum wage: Vote no.

Amendment 3:

Open primary elections for state Legislature, governor and Cabinet: Vote no.

Amendment 4:

Require voters to approve constitutional amendments twice to take effect: Vote no.

Amendment 5:

Increase portability period for homestead property tax benefits: Vote yes

Amendment 6:

Extend property tax discounts for some veterans' surviving spouses: Vote yes

Local referendums

Pinellas County school district special tax: Vote yes.

The Landings Golf Club light industrial office park: Vote yes.

Editorials are the institutional voice of the Tampa Bay Times. The members of the Editorial Board are Times Chairman and CEO Paul Tash, Editor of Editorials Graham Brink, and editorial writers Elizabeth Djinis, John Hill and Jim Verhulst. Follow @TBTimes_Opinion on Twitter for more opinion news