Pat Kemp was first elected to the Hillsborough County Commission countywide Dist. 6 in 2016. In her three years as a county commissioner, she has stood up time and time again to stop uncontrolled sprawl and to make developers pay their fair share. In her first two years, she was frequently the lone vote against reckless, uncontrolled growth.
She brought Solar United Neighbors (SUN) program to the county to promote community co-op solar rooftops and the Solar and Energy Loan Fund SELF, a loan fund for Hillsborough County residents to get loans for energy saving.
She worked to establish the first dedicate affordable housing fund for Hillsborough County. She has been a tireless advocate for the environment & renewable energy.
She has promoted transit & common-sense transportation options including converting the CSX freight tracks for commuter use from USF to downtown to South Tampa. Pat has also championed ferry service from South County to MacDill, which would take thousands of cars off the roads at rush hour; and from South County to Tampa to St. Pete on evenings and weekends.
Pat supports major increases to our bus service, and providing safe bicycle and pedestrian options, and 2-mile safe walking zones around schools.