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Bob Buckhorn

Bob Buckhorn (born July 29, 1958 in Evanston, Illinois) is the mayor of Tampa, Florida. A 1980 graduate of Penn State University, Bob Buckhorn ... More »Bob Buckhorn (born July 29, 1958 in Evanston, Illinois) is the mayor of Tampa, Florida. A 1980 graduate of Penn State University, Bob Buckhorn arrived in Tampa in 1982. After taking a marketing position with a national consumer product company, he became active in national and local politics, chairing the John Glenn for President campaign in Hillsborough County, Florida. In 1985, he took on the position of Director of Governmental Affairs for the Builders Association of Greater Tampa, a trade association representing the construction industry in Hillsborough County, Florida. In this capacity, he led the effort to establish the Hillsborough County Housing Finance Agency, which has resulted in thousands of first time home buyers being given the opportunity to pursue the American dream of home ownership through the use of low interest financing. In 1987, he coordinated the successful mayoral campaign of Mayor Sandy Freedman and assumed the role of Special Assistant to the Mayor upon her... [ Wikipedia ]

Jill Kelley lashes out at Petraues mistress: Socialite brands Paula Broadwell a 'criminal who has st...

' The anguished messages, seen by the Tampa Bay Times, were sent in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday to Bob Buckhorn, whom she knows socially. She claims her three children are scared to return home and her doctor husband has been forced to sleep at the hospital because he cannot ...

Jill Kelley, woman at heart of David Petraeus scandal, had tour of White House just days before CIA...

The revelation that Kelley visited the White House just before the Petraeus scandal was about to explode came on the same day that emails she sent to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn asking for help in dealing with the reporters outside her door were exposed. In the first of the batch of ...

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Patraeus scandal: How Tampa social climber Jill Kelley waded into a diplomatic row

Emails released today sent between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 37-year-old Kelley reveal that she was indeed acting at the behest of high-level U.S. government officials and implored the mayor to act. 'I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with,' Kelley wrote ...

'I just got off the phone with General Allen & Admiral Harward': How Tampa social climber Jill Kelle...

Emails released today sent between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 37-year-old Kelley reveal that she was indeed acting at the behest of high-level U.S. government officials and implored the mayor to act. 'I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with,' Kelley wrote ...

Beyond two generals: The political ties of Jill Kelley and her sister

Also today, the city of Tampa released 59 pages of email correspondence between Kelley and Mayor Bob Buckhorn over the past 18 months. She invited Buckhorn and his wife to events she was organizing, some of which he attended. She also talks about associations with the current ...

Petraeus Affair: Jill Kelley says ‘truth’ will come out about ‘stalker’ Paula Broadwell in letter to...

Kelley sent Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn several emails this week pleading for help with the “paparazzi” outside her home. She expressed anguish over the negative attention brought from a scandal that has led to the resignation of David Petraeus from the helm of the CIA and ensnared Gen. ...

RNC Recap: Tampa steals weirdness from the jaws of stupidity!

Bob Buckhorn: A Democratic Mayor, Buckhorn was congenial, collegial, and downright nice to the GOP brass. In a week where the phrase “Catch 22” was looking like a very real scenario, Buckhorn was the steady ship in the storm, and now really looks like a genius. Can you say ...

Florida socialite in Petraeus scandal feels scared

" Jill Kelley, whose tip about harassing emails from the retired four-star general's mistress Paula Broadwell sparked the FBI probe that revealed the affair, complained to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in emails this week that she and her family were frightened by the worldwide attention they ...

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Unity, Downtown Development Focus of State of the City Address

Mayor Bob Buckhorn delivered his 25-minute address on Tuesday morning at the historic Kress Building, 811 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa. A standing-room only crowd gathered at the Kress Building in downtown Tampa on Tuesday to bolster with applause a State of the City address made ...

Emails shed light on CIA scandal figure

" In a Nov. 8 email to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, part of 70 pages of emails from the last 18 months between Kelley and the mayor's office that the city released Thursday, Kelley bragged about her access to the White House. "I was at the WH with my friends in the administration this ...

Rays ace honored with David Price Day in Tampa

Price, a Tampa resident, was awarded the key to the city of Tampa as part of a ceremony in which mayor Bob Buckhorn declared Dec. 11, 2012, to be "David Price Day. " "We're happy to do it, to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our own who really has excelled," Buckhorn said. ...

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Mayor Buckhorn Introduces 'Bright Lights, Safe Nights' Initiative

Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the 'Bright Lights, Safe Nights' street lighting program today. The City of Tampa will commit $2.2 million over the next five years to keep our streets safe and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. "Brighter lights means safer neighborhoods and ...

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn to Dedicate Adamo Drive Mural Project

In an effort to pay homage to the history of Ybor City, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and city officials are dedicating the Adamo Drive Mural at 2 p.m. today. The mural, located between 17th and 19th streets on Adamo Drive, covers a large warehouse and spans two blocks. It will be one of the ...

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Wawa Continues Local Expansion with South Tampa Store

Outside the store, the red and white logo was visible beneath a tent where customers received free T-shirts, warm greetings from employees and heard praises about the new business from Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Charlie Miranda and a host of Wawa executives. "We couldn't be happier to offer ...

Mayor Bob Buckhorn Appoints Dennis Rogero Chief of Staff

From City of Tampa officials: Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced today that he has appointed Dennis Rogero as his Chief of Staff. Rogero is currently the City of Tampa’s Director for Budget and Neighborhood Empowerment, overseeing budget and neighborhood services departments. “Over the last ...

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City Officials Launch Bicycle Sharing Program

From Ali Glisson from the City of Tampa: Mayor Bob Buckhorn recently announced that the team of CycleHop, LLC and Social Bicycles will create a bicycle sharing program in Tampa. “The idea for bicycle sharing is simple: To give residents and visitors one more way to get around our urban ...

Mayor Bob Buckhorn's River O'Green Appears March 16

From Ali Glisson at the City of Tampa: Mayor Bob Buckhorn will host the second annual Mayor’s River O’Green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. “The annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest is an opportunity to ...

Mayor Bob Buckhorn Hosting Food Truck Fiesta Downtown

Mayor Bob Buckhorn's food truck fiesta on Wednesday will feature something new at Lykes Gaslight Square Park: Two additional food trucks. The fiesta, which runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., will include Nico's Arepas and Hott Mess, in addition to the following: The Hogfather, Rollin ...

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RNC Security Cameras to be Used at Gasparilla

During a press conference at the Tampa Police headquarters on Franklin Street, Castor, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia talked of plans to use equipment from the Republican National Convention last summer to keep attendees of the parade ...

Mayor Buckhorn: InVision Tampa to 'Redefine' Downtown

With the hope of connecting major arteries of Tampa Bay to create a pedestrian-friendly feel and encourage small business growth, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, urban planners and a consulting firm discussed InVision Tampa's purpose and focus on Tuesday morning. "We've set out on a course to ...

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