Election 2016: Profiles Offer Insight Into Local, State Race Candidates

Nov 4, 2016

We’re nearing Election Day, and millions of Florida residents are still contemplating who they will select to represent them in Tallahassee and local offices.

Most of the attention this campaign season has focused on the important presidential race, and some voters may still be wondering about the candidates for school board and state legislative races.

That’s why WUSF News is collaborating with the journalism programs at the University of South Florida in Tampa and in St. Petersburg. We’re sharing with you the work of student journalists who this semester reported and wrote profiles of 44 candidates running for office in the Tampa Bay area. Their instructors served as primary editors on the stories.

We hope these stories help you learn a little more about the candidates and their position on issues.

The following races are included in the profiles:

Florida House of Representatives:

  • State House District 39
  • State House District 40
  • State House District 58
  • State House District 59
  • State House District 60
  • State House District 63
  • State House District 65
  • State House District 66
  • State House District 69

Florida Senate:

  • State Senate District 19
  • State Senate District 22
  • State Senate District 23

Hillsborough County:

  • Clerk
  • Property Appraiser
  • County Commission District 1
  • County Commission District 6

Pinellas County:

  • School Board District 1
  • School Board District 3
  • County Commission District 3