All of the Times Editorial Board recommendations in the upcoming Tampa elections | Editorial
They include races for mayor and City Council.
Election Day in Tampa is March 7.
Election Day in Tampa is March 7. [ PATTI SAPONE | ]
This article represents the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board.
Published Feb. 6|Updated Feb. 6

The Times Editorial Board has now published all of its recommendations in the Tampa elections.

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 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.

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The link for each race is clickable. Click on the link to read the full recommendation.


Jane Castor


District 1: Alan Clendenin

District 2: Guido Maniscalco

District 3: Janet Cruz

District 4: Bill Carlson

District 5: Gwendolyn “Gwen” Henderson

District 6: Charlie Miranda


Question 1 — Creation of standing boards: No

Question 2 — Appointment of department heads: No

Question 3 — Additional term limits for City Council: No

Question 4 — Charter review advisory commission: No

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