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Mike Suarez defeats Susan Long in Tampa City Council District 1 race

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Incumbent Tampa City Council member Mike Suarez defeated opponent Susan Long, a longtime Seminole Heights neighborhood activist, in Tuesday’s race for citywide District 1. Final numbers give Suarez, a third-generation Tampa resident, the substantial victory with just under 62 percent. It will be his second four-year term on the council. For many municipal elections, incumbency sets a high bar. In Long’s case, a clear victory over Suarez would have been particularly challenging. “He is better known,” Long told Florida Politics’ Mitch Perry earlier in the day.…

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