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'Losing is unfamiliar to me' | David Straz concedes mayoral race to Jane Castor

Posted at 10:41 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 03:06:19-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A prominent Tampa businessman's lengthy mayoral run came to an end Tuesday night.

David Straz conceded the race for Bob Buckhorn's seat as the Mayor of Tampa to former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

Despite the outcome, Straz said he will show his support for the new mayor.

"This is all about the future of Tampa," Straz said at an election night watch party. "The people have spoken. They elected Jane Castor and we need to get behind our mayor and help move this city forward."

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Straz, who is a career banker, said the outcome took him to an unfamiar territory.

"Losing is unfamiliar to me. I've been a winner so often in my adult life," Straz said.

With the mayoral election runoff behind him, Straz said he will take time off to spend time with his family.

"This is about moving on," Straz told supporters.