The PBA has backed Lytle citing his work on the Tampa Police Department’s Citizens Academy and FBI Citizens Academy.
“Stephen has proven himself as a community leader and advocate for the city of Tampa,” a PBA statement read. “His experience as Chair of the Budget Advisory Committee and as a neighborhood association president make the PBA confident he has the leadership and vision to move Tampa forward.”
City Council member Charlie Miranda appointed Lytle to the Budget Advisory Committee four years ago. In his role as chair, Lytle meets with each city department director annually to discuss their budgets and needs and then makes recommendations to City Council to help them review the city’s nearly $1 billion budget.
Miranda has also endorsed Lytle.
“I am honored by the endorsements I have received and am glad others are confident in my ability to serve as Tampa’s next City Councilman,” Lytle said. “I truly believe that collectively the citizens of Tampa can achieve more than any single person could ever do alone.”