Straz Resolves to Buy Tampa Mayorship

  By Jim Bleyer Political hopeful David Straz, who was awarded an ambassadorship but has never held elective office, will unleash a torrent of cash in an effort to become the next mayor of Tampa, according to longtime political insiders in this town. The whisper number is $2 million, a …

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Alex Harris Inspires Tampa Bay Youth through the Arts

  By Jim Bleyer Alex Harris always was moved to create.  As a kid with seven siblings in rural Georgia, he parlayed buckets, pie pans, and pine tree branches into his first drum kit. Now he wants to inspire others. He’s succeeding.  His Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT) in St. …

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Straz: Wrong leader for Tampa in 2019; 1959 maybe

    By Jim Bleyer “I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned.“ That’s how Virgil Sollozzo described Vito Corleone to his son Michael in The Godfather. Sollozzo could just as well have been talking about David Straz as much as the iconic film’s …

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