Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Hillsborough County State Attorney

Personnel note: Christopher Moody named Hillsborough County Chief Assistant State Attorney

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren selected prosecutor Christopher Moody to serve as the new Chief Assistant State Attorney. As Chief Assistant, Moody will supervise the 135 Assistant State Attorneys who prosecute cases on behalf of the Office.  In addition, he will be responsible for executing the State Attorney’s policy initiatives, overseeing the daily operations of the prosecutorial staff, and training and evaluating the Assistant State Attorneys. Moody, a former U.S. Marine Corps veteran and high school teacher, is being…

Keep Reading

Andrew Warren grateful Hillsborough voters shared his vision of criminal justice reform

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

It was a super-close ending, but Andrew Warren’s victory over incumbent Mark Ober for Hillsborough County state attorney represents the upset of the year in Hillsborough politics in 2016. The 40-year-old former federal prosecutor quit his job approximately a year ago with the Justice Department to commit himself to a dedicated effort to topple Ober, a Republican initially elected in 2000, and rarely, if ever, challenged by Democrats ever since. “We’re really excited by the outcome,” said Warren on Wednesday. “We were…

Keep Reading

Mother of sexual victim says Mark Ober’s comments are why victims hesitate to report sexual abuse

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober is being blasted by the mother of a teenage victim involved in a child sex abuse case his office is investigating. At a political debate last week with his Democratic opponent, Andrew Warren, Ober defended himself against the accusation that he initially did not take serious a report regarding Alexander Pelzer, a now-27-year-old Maryland resident accused of committing crimes against the then-15-year-old Hillsborough County girl. The case was first brought to the attention of the general public…

Keep Reading

Mark Ober to host fundraiser at Columbia Restaurant March 22

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Mark Ober is hosting a campaign fundraiser at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City March 22nd. Ober is facing an opponent for the first time since 2008 when he won the primary handily and coasted to victory unopposed in the General election. While Ober has the advantage as a more than 15 year veteran top prosecutor, his opponent, Andrew Warren, may be able to give Ober a run for his money. Democrats are anxious to take the key political seat…

Keep Reading

Hillsborough State Attorney Dem hopeful Andrew Warren raises more than $50,000

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Mark Ober just might have himself a contested contest. The longtime Hillsborough County State Attorney incumbent is running for another four-year term this fall, but the Democrats appear to have a legitimate opponent this time around in Andrew Warren. The former federal prosecutor announced his candidacy last month, and his campaign announced Tuesday that he had raised over $50,000 from 150 donors in 27 days. “I got into this race because all parents deserve a safe place to raise their children,”…

Keep Reading

Go to Top