Florida Conversations: A Conversation with Pam Iorio


Sept. 2020


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST




We’re bringing some of Florida’s top historians and presenters into your living room! The History Center’s long-running lecture series returns this fall in an all-online format. Tune in via Zoom, Facebook and Youtube. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered for this program.

A Conversation with Pam Iorio
Former Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio joins the History Center’s Rodney Kite-Powell for a look at Florida’s colorful political history and the pivotal 2000 election. 

Before being elected in 2004 as the 57th Mayor of Tampa, Pam Iorio began her political career at age 26, when she became the youngest person ever elected to the Hillsborough County Commission (1985-1992), serving as Chair during her second year on the board. Following two terms on the BOCC, she was elected three times to the office of Supervisor of Elections for Hillsborough County (1993-2003). In 2000, she was elected President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, becoming the spokes person for the supervisors during the 2000 presidential election.

Iorio ushered in the electronic age of voting, managing the highly successful transition from punch card to touch-screen voting technology in 2002. 

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, Iorio joins the History Center’s Touchton Map Library Director to discuss her recollections of the contested 2000 election and Florida’s sometimes turbulent political history. 

Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.

Information for this post was extracted from the City of Tampa Clerk’s Office.