Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp saw a slight dip from last year’s list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians, when she landed at No. 17, but the fact that she made the list following the red tsunami in Hillsborough County in the Midterms is a feat in itself.
This time last year, Kemp was part of a (mostly) united majority of Democrats on the Commission, powering through an agenda with the weight of five against two.
Fast forward to 2023 and the script is flipped, with Kemp and just two colleagues rounding out the Board, which now favors Republicans 4-3.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics