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Photos: Jane Castor, former police chief, sworn in as Tampa’s 59th mayor

Former Police Chief Jane Castor is sworn in as Tampa’s newest mayor during a ceremony at Armature Works on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Castor is the first openly gay elected mayor in Tampa’s history.
OCTAVIO JONES | Tampa Bay Times Mayor Jane Castor smiles with her partner Ana Cruz and her son Seely while Sergei Bevan and federal Judge Mary Scriven looks on during oath of office ceremony held at Armature Works in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Published May 1
Updated May 1
The Color Guard prepares to place the flags during Mayor Jane Castor oath of office as Mayor of Tampa.
Jane Castor, with partner Ana Cruz and their sons Seely Bevan, right, and Sergei Bevan at her side.
Former Mayor Bob Buckhorn, right, stands with his oldest daughter Grace, left.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, right, hugs U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven after taking the oath of office as Mayor of Tampa.


(From left) Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Nick LoCicero, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan sits along with other Tampa Fire Rescue during the ceremony.


Mayor Jane Castor gives a speech after taking the oath of office.
The Tampa City-Wide Gospel Choir performs at the ceremony.
Mayor Jane Castor, left, hugs outgoing Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Mayor Jane Castor, left, shakes hands with former Mayor Pam Iorio.
Mayor Jane Castor, left, shakes hands with former Mayor and Governor Bob Martinez.
Mayor Jane Castor, left, takes a photo with former Mayors Bob Buckhorn, Sandy Freedman and Dick Greco.
Mayor Jane Castor greets family, friends and supporters after the oath of office ceremony.

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