Jane Castor, Tampa's first female police chief, is running for Mayor of Tampa, according to her campaign.
Castor's campaign filed at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office on Thursday.
“Many Tampa residents know me as their Police Chief, where for six years I led the largest department with the largest budget in our City,” said Castor. “Others know me as their neighbor and community advocate who has stood alongside them for the betterment of Tampa. We have accomplished so much, but there is still work to be done. I am running for Mayor because our City needs a proven leader who will continue to celebrate our successes while working with everyone to solve the important challenges that lie ahead.”
The Facebook page, "Jane Castor for Mayor" was created overnight.
Castor released her priorities as Mayor in a press release on Thursday.
Maintaining a strong foundation by ensuring safe residents, reliable services and steady fiscal stewardship.
Fostering stronger neighborhoods to make certain that our shared prosperity is felt on every street and that no community in Tampa is left behind.
Building a strong economy that offers opportunity to all citizens who call Tampa home by championing transportation that connects people to jobs, initiating workforce and affordable housing programs, and fighting for investments in our greatest asset – Tampa’s citizens.
“I believe our City’s greatest resource is our citizens,” continued Castor. “Our combined hard work, hopes and dreams are what make Tampa Strong. And with your help, I’ll stand strong as Tampa’s next Mayor, leading our city towards a brighter future.”
An official campaign kickoff event is planned for May 17th at 5:30 p.m. at Ulele.