Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians: #24 – Darryl Rouson

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#24 on the list of Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians is State Representative Darryl Rouson.

“Rouson has a compelling life story of riches to rags-to-riches and is a tireless champion for the less fortunate and shares an amazingly sunny optimism about life and politics. To Darryl, the sun is always shining on him and everyone around him. … This positive outlook has endeared him to his fellow democrats in the Florida House, where he sees not only a pathway to relevance but also back to a majority. Darryl does not believe Failure is an option. … Darryl never forgets his roots, even as he climbs the political ladder, recently spearheading a day of service in St Petersburg on the MLK holiday. The day saw nearly 2000 people turn out to service in their community. Darryl’s life is a history of service from his days at the NAACP and the end of his story is yet to be written. — Democratic strategist Barry Edwards

For a complete explanation of how this list was created and who comprised the panel which assembled it, please read here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.