Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement congratulating Jane Castor on her historic election as Tampa’s next mayor:
“Jane Castor’s historic victory is a clear win for Tampa and cements her status as a rising star in the Democratic Party. Jane made history by running a campaign that was optimistic, substantive, and laser-focused on expanding opportunity for everyone. Jane’s historic and overwhelming victory is just the latest sign that Tampa has become a vibrant, welcoming city where everyone has a shot to succeed — no matter who you love.”
Castor is set to be the first openly gay mayor of a major city in the Southeastern U.S. and the first openly gay mayor in the history of Tampa—Florida’s third largest city.