Tampa Bay: November 8, 2000
||Murman headed for second term
[Times photo:Stefanie Boyar]
TAMPA -- Republican State Rep. Sandra Murman on Tuesday took an early and commanding lead in her race for a second term against last-minute Democratic challenger Henry Gill.
Democrats bustle to get the vote out
An army of volunteers is unleashed to phone voters, ferry others to the polls and wave signs to get the attention of passers-by.
Term limits prevailing
Voters seemed adamant about keeping the limits they imposed in 1983 on incumbent mayors and council members.
Foster breaks ahead, takes lead over Baldwin
TAMPA -- As results trickled slowly in Tuesday night, longtime lawyer Robert Foster Jr. pulled slightly ahead of former prosecutor Leland Baldwin in a hard-fought battle for a circuit court seat.
Henriquez holds strong lead
TAMPA -- Democrat Bob Henriquez was cruising to re-election Tuesday after two years in the Florida House -- and a week-long battle with chicken pox.
Voters favor most amendments
TAMPA -- Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have empowered the city's director of finance to shift funds of less than $25,000 between city accounts without the approval of the City Council.
Ake appears on his way to keep tenure unbroken
TAMPA -- Historically, the job of Hillsborough Clerk of the Circuit Court hasn't exactly sparked political fireworks.
Iorio builds her solid lead on record
TAMPA -- Pam Iorio's efforts to modernize the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Office appeared to have paid off Tuesday night as she held a commanding lead with about 25 percent of the vote counted.
Republicans may reign in commission
TAMPA -- Republicans appeared poised to take control of the County Commission Tuesday with an upset win by Republican newcomer Stacey Lyn Easterling, who attacked her Democratic opponent for raising thousands of dollars from developers.
Holt closing in on a third term
TAMPA -- With two-thirds of the precincts counted, Julianne Holt held a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Alan Sandler in the race for public defender Tuesday night.
Byrd dominating in bid for third term
TAMPA -- Plant City attorney Johnnie Byrd appeared headed to an easy victory Tuesday night and a third term as representative for state House District 62.
Ober poised in attorney race
TAMPA -- Republican Mark Ober appeared headed to victory Tuesday night over Democrat Robert Shimberg in the closely watched race for Hillsborough State Attorney that was jolted by Harry Lee Coe's suicide in July.
Wallace jumps to early lead over his challenger
TAMPA -- In early returns, incumbent Republican Rob Wallace jumped out to a lead over Democratic challenger Monte Belote for the state District 47 House seat.
Incumbent trails in four-way race
LUTZ -- Newcomers led the four-way race early Tuesday night for the board of supervisors of the Cheval West Community Development District.
Two incumbents, Miller leading
TAMPA PALMS -- The bid for the three open seats on the Tampa Palms Community Development District board of supervisors remained close early Tuesday night.
Hillsborough County news
The Florida Council of International Development is holding the 22nd Annual Florida International Achievement Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in Tampa.