Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians: #25 – Charlie Justice

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#25 on the list of Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians is Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice.

“For ten years hometown hero Charlie Justice did what most legislators in lobbyist-laden Tallahassee don’t do, he voted his conscious. Although a member of the minority party during his tenure as a state legislator, Justice was one of few members who worked well with fellow colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help not just his hometown constituents but also residents across the state of Florida. At a time when Pinellas County desperately needed thoughtful leadership, Charlie Justice was recently elected one of the newest members of the County Commission. We can expect Charlie to use his thoughtful deliberative style to help lead the county forward in a positive direction.” — Democratic political consultant Mitch Kates

For a complete explanation of how this list was created and who comprised the panel which assembled it, please read here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.