Iorio supports Buckhorn as next Tampa mayor | Politics
Tampa, Florida -- For the first time, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is picking sides as to whom should replace her.
Iorio sent an email Friday morning stating, "I am announcing my endorsement of Bob Buckhorn in the mayor's race. Staying neutral is no longer an option for me. The negative turn of the campaign by Bob's opponent causes me great concern. I have always deplored negative campaigning and believe that it reflects on how one would govern. I know that it takes positive and steady leadership every single day to properly lead this city. Bob has demonstrated those attributes and will calmly and thoughtfully lead this city forward."
The "negative turn" Iorio mentions refers to an advertisement where Ferlita questions Buckhorn's leadership and decision making skills.