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Bob Buckhorn wins runoff to become next Mayor of Tampa listen

03/23/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After nearly a year on the campaign trail, Bob Buckhorn has felt the rush of not one, but two victories. Just a few weeks ago, Buckhorn celebrated at a sports bar in Ybor City as he grabbed a seat in the run off election against Rose Ferlita, barreling over front runner Dick Greco in the process. Then yesterday he celebrated again. This time from a stage located in Channelside. A larger crowd, a larger venue and a larger victory welcomed him last night. His supporters were not just hopef...

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Interview With Tampa Mayoral Candidate Ed Turanchik

02/02/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up in this half hour we'll talk with former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik who is running for mayor of Tampa.

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Mayoral candidates meet in Tampa listen

02/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Five of Tampa’s mayoral candidates met today to win support from prominent business leaders and professionals. The Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted the downtown forum.

Mayoral candidates no doubt expected to field tough questions handed to them by various members of the community today. That includes the issue of whether to ban panhandling along city streets. Current Tampa City Council chair Tom Scott, who previously opposed the ban, now says it will address resident’s concerns.

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Sarasotans reject elected mayor proposal listen

03/11/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A measure to elect a mayor and expand the City Commission in Sarasota was easily defeated last night, despite the fact supporters of the measure outspent opponents by a prodigious amount.

Kelly Kirschner currently sits on the Sarasota City Commission, and was against the measure.

Currently, Sarasota city citizens elect a six-member Commission, and one of the commissioners is rotated annually to act as the sitting mayor.

The measure on the ballot last night would have eliminated the r...

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Sarasota voters to consider reshaping government listen

03/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Next Tuesday, citizens who live in the city of Sarasota will go to the polls to decide whether to vote for an elected mayor. They also will vote on whether to add two at-large commissioners to the current five-member board.

Currently, City Commissioners name a mayor and vice mayor through a simple rotational system. The measure would make the mayor a directly elected official.

Michael Saunders runs a real estate company bearing her name in Sarasota. Saunders, and her son Drayton, have ...

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