2003 Tampa mayoral election
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Turnout33.05% (first round)[1]
28.99 (runoff)[2]
 
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Nominee Pam Iorio Frank Sanchez
Party Independent Independent
First-round vote 23,161 10,354
First-round percentage 45.64% 20.40%
Second-round vote 28,492 16,023
Second-round percentage 63.60% 35.77%

 
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Nominee Bob Buckhorn Charlie Miranda
Party Independent Independent
First-round vote 9,668 6,767
First-round percentage 19.05% 13.34%

Mayor before election

Dick A. Greco
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Pam Iorio
Democratic

The 2003 Tampa Mayoral Election was held to elect the mayor of Tampa, Florida. Because no candidate received a majority of the vote, a runoff was held between the top-two finishers of the initial round. The election was won by Pam Iorio.

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Pam
Iorio (D)
Frank
Sanchez (D)
Other /
Undecided
SurveyUSA March 21–23, 2003 458 (CV) ± 4.5% 64% 34% 2%

Results

First round

First round results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Pam Iorio 23,161 45.64
Frank Sanchez 10,354 20.40
Bob Buckhorn 9,668 19.05
Charlie Miranda 6,767 13.34
Donald B. Ardell 353 0.70
Write-in 50 0.10
Total votes 50,748

Runoff

Runoff results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Pam Iorio 28,492 63.60
Frank Sanchez 16,023 35.77
Write-in 284 0.63
Total votes 44,799

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    CV – certain voters
    V – unclear

References

  1. ^ a b "Tampa2003results". Hillsborough County. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Tampa2003RunoffResults". Hillsborough County. Retrieved 14 October 2019.