Winner And Loser Of The Week In Tampa Bay: March 23, 2022 – The Tampa Bay 100

Tampa City Hall. Image via City of Tampa.

Winner: Jane Castor. Tampa’s Mayor scored a big win when the City Council approved Mary O’Connor as the next Police Chief – notably after controversy over O’Connor’s arrest years ago for battery on a police officer during a DUI stop (she was not the driver).

The vote to approve her was 4-2.

Loser: John Dingfelder. He resigned his seat on the Tampa City Council to settle a public records lawsuit. The lawsuit stemmed from Dingfelder’s refusal to turn over public records to Stephen Michelini over Dingfelder’s and his wife’s personal email accounts.

Dingfelder can’t run for public office for five years.

– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media

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