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Steve Contorno

Political Editor

Steve Contorno is the political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, where he has covered state and local government since 2015. He worked as a staff writer for PolitiFact during the 2014 elections. He previously covered Congress and Virginia politics for the Washington Examiner as well as state and local governments in Wisconsin for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. A native of the Chicago suburbs, Steve graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism and a minor in political science, and holds a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where he covered the Illinois legislature for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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