Archives, Tampa City Council Members October 1963 - March 2011

Archives, Tampa City Council Members October 1963 - March 2011

Archives, Tampa City Council Members October 1963 - March 2011

 Compiled for the City of Tampa Archives by W. Curtis Welch, CA 
April 1997

October 1, 1963 - October 3, 1967

(Source: Council Minute Book #58, page 193)

District 1 A.T. Rollins
District 2 Sam Mirabella
District 3 Manuel M. Fernandez
District 4 Dick A. Greco, Jr.
District 5 W.D. (Doug) West, Chairman
District 6 Lloyd Copeland, Vice Chairman
District 7 Conrad F. Johnston

 

October 3, 1967 - September 30, 1971

(Source: Council Minute Book #67, page 340)

District 1 Vincent J. Meloy
District 2 Sam Mirabella
District 3 Manuel M. Fernandez
District 4 Lee Duncan
District 5 Richard L. Cheney, Chairman
District 6 Lloyd Copeland, Vice Chairman
District 7 Kenneth E. Schleman

 

September 30, 1971 - October 1, 1975

(Source: Council Minute Book #78, page 131)

District 1 Vincent J. Meloy 9/30/1971 - 10/1/1974 (Resigned to run for mayor)
Sandra W. Freedman 10/4/1974 - 10/1/1975 (Elected to fill vacancy)
District 2 Sam Mirabella  9/30/1971 - 11/2/1971  (Lost run-off election)
Joe Kotvas  11/9/1971 - 10/1/1974  (Resigned to run for mayor)
Jan Platt  10/4/1974 - 10/1/1975  (Elected to fill vacancy)
District 3 Joe Chillura
District 4 Lee Duncan, Acting Chairman (6/20/1974 - 10/4/1974)
                     Chairman Pro-tempore (10/4/1974 - 10/1/1975)
District 5 Richard L. Cheney, Chairman (9/30/1971 - 4/1/1974)
                                Acting Mayor (4/1/1974 - 6/19/1974)
Charles Miranda 10/4/1974 - 10/1/1975 (elected to fill vacancy)
District 6 Lloyd Copeland, Vice Chairman (9/30/1974 - 6/19/1974)
                           Acting Mayor (6/19/1974 - 10/3/1974)
                           Chairman (10/4/1974 - 10/1/1975)
District 7 Catherine Barja, Acting Chairman Pro-tempore (6/20/1974 - 10/4/1974)
NOTE: The initial election in September 1971, resulted in a run off for the seat for Council District 2 between Sam Mirabella and Joe Kotvas. The run-off election was held on September 28, 1971. This run-off election was challenged and eventually declared invalid. A final run-off for the seat was held on November 2, 1971, resulting in the election of Joe Kotvas. Mr. Kotvas took his seat at the November 9, 1971, Council meeting [Source: Council Minute Book #78, page 249.]
NOTE: Mayor Dick A. Greco, Jr. resigned from office on April 1, 1974. Council Chairman Richard L. Cheney was sworn in as mayor according to the existing rules of succession until a special election to fill the mayor's vacancy could be held. Mr. Cheney subsequently announced his candidacy for the office of mayor (as well as Council Members Joe Kotvas and Vincent Meloy.) On June 19, 1974, Mr. Cheney died while in office. Lloyd Copeland, Council Vice Chairman, was immediately sworn in as mayor under the rules of succession. During their meeting held on June 20, 1974, the City Council elected Lee Duncan Acting Chairman and Catherine Barja Acting Chairman Pro-tempore (Council Minute Book #86, page 440.) The special election to fill the mayor's vacancy and the three council seat vacancies (Districts 1,2 and 5) was held on October 2, 1974. City Council re-organized with their new members during their meeting on October 4, 1974, [Source: Council Minute Book #88, page 5.]

 

October 1, 1975 - October 1, 1979

(Source: Council Minute Book #91, page 332)

District 1 Sandra W. Freedman
District 2 Jan Platt  10/1/1975 - 9/12/1978 (Resigned to run for County Commission) [Source: Council Minute Book #101, page 15]
Joe Kotvas  10/10/1978 - 10/1/1979 (Appointed to fill vacancy) [Source: Council Minute Book #101, page 227]
District 3 Charles Spicola
District 4 Lee Duncan
District 5 Charles Miranda, Chairman Pro-tempore
District 6 Lloyd Copeland, Chairman
District 7 Catherine Barja 10/1/1975 - 9/12/1978 (Resigned to run for County Commission) [Source: Council Minute Book #101, page 157]
Tom Vann 10/10/1978 - 10/1/1979 (Appointed to fill vacancy) [Source: Council Minute Book #101, page 227]

 

October 1, 1979 - April 1, 1983

(Source: Council Minute Book #102, page 110)

District 1 Sandra W. Freedman
District 2 Haven Poe
District 3 Helen Chavez
District 4 Lee Duncan
District 5 Eddie Caballero
District 6 Lloyd Copeland,Chairman
District 7 Tom Vann, Vice Chairman

 

April 1, 1983 - April 1987

(Source: Council Minute Book #108, page 281)

District 1 Sandra W. Freedman, Chairman (4/1/1983 - 7/17/1986) 
                                  Acting Mayor (7/17/1986 - April 1987)
Catherine Barja  1986(?) - April 1987 (Appointed to fill vacancy)
District 2 Haven Poe 4/1/1983 - 1986(?)  (Resigned to run for County Commission)
Joe Kemp 1986(?)  - April 1987  (Appointed to fill vacancy)
District 3 Helen Chavez
District 4 Lee Duncan, Chairman Pro-tempore (7/17/1986 - April 1987)
District 5 Eddie Caballero
District 6 Perry C. Harvey, Jr.
District 7 Tom Vann, Chairman Pro-tempore (4/1/1983 - 7/17/1986)
                 Chairman (7/17/1986 - April 1987)
NOTE: On July 16, 1986, Mayor Bob Martinez resigned to run for the Office of Governor of Florida. Council Chairman Sandra W. Freedman was sworn in as mayor to fill the vacancy until the 1987 general election. At the Council meeting on July 17, 1986, the Council members elected Tom Vann as their Chairman and Lee Duncan as the Chairman Pro-tempore [Source: Council Minute Book #112, pages 479 & 481.] Catherine Barja was later appointed to fill the vacant District 1 seat.
NOTE: In the fall of 1986, Haven Poe resigned from the council to run for a seat on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Joe Kemp was appointed in 1986 to fill the vacant District 2 seat.

 

April 1987 - April 1991

District 1 At-Large  Tom Vann, Chairman April 1987 - 1988 
(Resigned to run for Board of County Commissioners)
Joe Greco 1988 - April 1991 (Appointed/elected to fill vacancy)
District 2 At-Large  Lee Duncan, Vice Chairman (April 1987 - 1988)
                      Chairman (1988 - April 1991)
District 3 At-Large Linda Saul-Sena
District 4 Larry Smith
District 5 Perry C. Harvey, Jr.
District 6 Eddie Caballero
District 7 Ronnie Mason

 

April 1991 - April 1, 1995

 District 1 At-Large Joe Greco, Chairman
District 2 At-Large  Ronnie Mason,Chairman Pro-tempore
District 3 At-Large  Linda Saul-Sena
District 4 Rudy A. Fernandez
District 5 Perry C. Harvey, Jr. April 1991 - 7/3/1991
(Suspended by Governor)
Les Miller 10/8/1991 - 12/3/1991  (Elected to fill vacancy)
Perry C. Harvey, Jr. 12/3/1991 - 4/1/1995 (Reinstated by Governor)
District 6 Eddie Caballero
District 7 Scott Paine

 

April 1, 1995 - March 31, 1999

(Source: City Clerk's Office)

District 1 At-Large Joe Greco 4/1/1995 - 6/1/1998 (Appointed as Hillsborough County Tax Collector by the Governor)
Betty P. Wiggins 7/30/1998 - 3/31/1999 (Elected by Council 7/23/1998; sworn in at first meeting 7/30/1998)
District 2 At-Large Ronnie Mason 4/1/1995 - 10/21/1998, Chairman (4/1/1995 - 4/2/1998) (Removed from office by Executive Order of Governor on 10/21/1998)
Fran Davin 11/17/1998 - 3/31/1999 (Elected by Council 11/12/1998; sworn in 11/17/98; first meeting 11/19/98)
District 3 At-Large Bob Buckhorn
District 4 Rudy A. Fernandez, Chairman Pro-tempore (4/1/95 - 4/2/98)
District 5 Gwen Miller, Chairman Pro-tempore (4/2/1998 - 3/31/1999)
District 6 Charles Miranda, Chairman (4/2/1998 - 3/31/1998)
District 7 Scott Paine

 

April 1, 1999 - March 31, 2003

(Source: City Council Office)

District 1 At-Large Charlie Miranda, Chairman
District 2 At-Large Rose V. Ferlita
District 3 At-Large Bob Buckhorn
District 4 Linda Saul-Sena
District 5 Gwen Miller, Chair Pro-Tem
District 6 Mary C. Alvarez
District 7 Shawn Harrison

 

April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2007

(Source: City Council Office)

District 1 At-Large Gwen Miller, Chair
District 2 At-Large Rose V. Ferlita (resigned to run for County Commission 11/21/2006)
District 2 At-Large Charles Fletcher (appointed by City Council; served 12/7/2006-3/31/2007)
District 3 At-Large Linda Saul-Sena, Chair
District 4 John Dingfelder
District 5 Kevin White (resigned to run for County Commission 11/21/2006)
District 5 Frank Reddick (appointed by City Council; served 12/7/2006-3/31/2007)
District 6 Mary C. Alvarez
District 7 Shawn Harrison

April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2011

(Source: City Council Office)

District 1 At-Large Gwen Miller, Chairman Pro-Tem
District 2 At-Large Mary Mulhern
District 3 At-Large Linda Saul-Sena (resigned to run for County Commission June 2010)
District 3 At-Large Curtis Stokes  (appointed by City Council; served 7/22/2010-3/31/2011)
District 4 John Dingfelder (resigned to run for County Commission June 2010)
District 4 Yvonne "Yolie" Capin (appointed by City Council; served 7/22/2010-3/31/2011)
District 5 Thomas Scott, Chair
District 6 Charlie Miranda
District 7 Joseph Caetano