The local host committee for the Republican National Convention selected eight Floridians as honorary co-chairs this week, Fox 13 reports.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is among the individuals who will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the convention, according to the local TV station.
The other honorary co-chairs are: former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, former U.S. Senator Connie Mack, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, and former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez.
More than 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the convention that will be held in downtown in late August, according to Fox 13.