We wrote yesterday about the Tampa mayoral runoff. Here’s an update:
Tampa, the host city of the 2012 Republican national convention, has a new mayor: Democrat Bob Buckhorn.
The former city councilman beat pharmacist/county commissioner Rose Ferlita (R), winning almost 63% to Ferlita’s 37% in the runoff election, the Tampa Tribune reports. Buckhorn, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2003, succeeds the winner of that race, Pam Iorio (D), who was term-limited after eight years as mayor. Ferlita said she would likely return to working as a pharmacist for CVS.