Patricia "Pat" Kemp

Experienced Leadership for the Future of Hillsborough County

Pat Kemp 2016

Tampa Bay Times“Pat Kemp is the best choice. Kemp is a lawyer who offers a depth of experience and policy knowledge. Kemp has a better feel for the diverse nature of the county. She has advocated for better transit and smarter planning for years, and she recognizes that the county needs jobs of all kinds. Kemp also has long been a voice for open government.”   (October, 2014)

Tampa Tribune“Pat Kemp, an attorney and longtime community activist, understands how ill-planned development destroys neighborhoods and generates high costs for taxpayers. She rightly wants the county to take more care in approving projects. She is interested in nurturing local businesses.”   (October, 2014)

Pat Kemp served as Chief Aide to Congresswoman Kathy Castor at the Hillsborough County Commission.

Pat Kemp is an advocate for:

Good-Paying Jobs
  • Attracting and growing the industries with the jobs of the future
  • Promoting & growing local start-up industries & businesses
  • Supporting equality for all Hillsborough’s citizens. Equality means business.
Smart Growth
  • Partnering with communities & businesses for growth that enhances and builds communities
  • Stopping the costly “dumb growth” that adds traffic and pushes the cost of bad development onto taxpayers
  • Working for less traffic and more transit with transit alternatives including ferries, robust bus service, rail, bicycles and walkable communities
  • Supporting the Tampa Bay Ferry Project as a low-cost mass transit alternative
Getting the Most for our Tax Dollars
  • Investing in the most cost-effective transportation options for the future
  • Putting an end to taxpayer subsidies of expensive sprawl
Protecting our Environment
  • Creating quality jobs while protecting our environment by promoting the industries of the future: solar energy, mass transit options, recycling, etc.
  • Supporting our county Environmental Protection Commission (EPC)
  • Ensuring clean air and water and the protection of our environmental lands
Supporting our Community Resources

Such as our community centers, libraries, senior and children’s programs, nonprofit social services, community gardens and farmers markets, the arts, cultural venues and events

Pat Kemp with Bob GrahamPat Kemp with Otis AnthonyPat Kemp with Sudeep VyapariPat Kemp listensPat Kemp with childrenCampaign Kickoff
Pat Kemp with Bob Graham, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator
Pat Kemp with Otis Anthony, former Assistant to 2 Tampa Mayors
Pat Kemp with Sudeep Vyapari, Assoc. Exec. Dir., National Council for Science and the Environment
Pat Kemp with Carla Jimenez, co-founder of Tampa Independent Business Alliance
Pat Kemp gets enthusiastic support