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.
Hillsborough County Court Judge: Group 7: Bill Yanger
District 1: Harry Cohen
District 3: Gwen Myers
District 6: Patricia “Pat” Kemp
District 1: Nadia Combs
District 3: Jessica Vaughn
District 5: Henry “Shake” Washington
District 7: Lynn Gray
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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