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Bob Buckhorn

  • American politician
  • Born July 29, 1958

Robert Francis Buckhorn Jr. (born July 29, 1958) is an American politician currently serving as the mayor of Tampa, Florida. He also served on Tampa's city council.


When you start talking about abortion and gay rights, people take that seriously and they're passionate about it - on both sides.




People who want to express themselves need to be given an opportunity. For me, it's a very fundamental premise: you break the law, you're going to jail. Absent that, you're entitled to say whatever you want to say within reason.




What has happened is the 'stand your ground' law has become so over-arching that the definition has been lost. There's a lot of people claiming 'stand your ground.'




Given a choice between being happy or being efficient and safe, I'll take efficient and safe.




The governor has a role in terms of declaring a state of emergency.




Most of the major consumer-goods companies roll out their marketing programs in the I-4 corridor. It reflects what America looks like.



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