Bay Area Legislative Delegation

The Bay Area Legislative Delegation (BALD) is made up of 40 state legislators representing the eight-county Tampa Bay region. This powerful political body comprises 25 percent of the Florida Legislature, and serves as a formidable voting bloc on critical regional issues.

Formed in 2006, the BALD was established to develop a coordinated, collaborative and cohesive strategy for successfully advancing regional legislative priorities.

Today, the Tampa Bay Partnership works closely with the members of our delegation to identify and advocate for these issues of regional significance, and convey the collective vision and voice of our community.