Luis Viera already won his 2023 Tampa City Council race in District 7

No surprise.

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Luis Viera has gone hard for his constituents in New Tampa and North Tampa.
Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera ran unopposed and will be sworn in for his third term this summer, which is no surprise.

He’s gone hard for his constituents in New Tampa and North Tampa. Viera’s been accessible at every turn and willing to meet with folks on every side of an argument (he even got heat for going face to face with “community patriot” groups).

It’s unclear if Viera wants to continue serving after this third term—and it was disappointing when he blocked a vote on police transparency—but it would be nice to see him walk away from some of his more even-keeled, middle of the road stances and forcefully take a stand when the temperature gets hot in council.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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