Guido Maniscalco, the current Tampa City Council member in District 6, will face a runoff April 25 against progressive challenger Robin Lockett in the District 2 citywide race.
Maniscalco’s former colleague for four years, Mike Suarez, finished third in Tuesday’s municipal election, failing to make the runoff.
Maniscalco carved out a clear path to first place in the race, securing more than 47% of the vote in the four-candidate field. But that fell short of the 50% plus one vote needed to avoid a runoff, meaning Lockett’s nearly 25% support is enough to buy her extra time in the race.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics