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Historic Win for Jane Castor in Tampa, First LGBT Mayor of Major City in the Southeastern U.S.

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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.