Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has covered politics and government in Florida for more than two decades. Most recently he is the former politics reporter for Bay News 9. He has also worked at Florida Politics, Creative Loafing and WMNF Radio in Tampa. He was also part of the original staff when the Florida Phoenix was created in 2018.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez suspends presidential campaign

By: - August 29, 2023

The last Republican to enter the 2024 race for president, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, became the first to step down from the contest Tuesday when he announced that he was suspending his struggling presidential campaign. His announcement comes less than a week after he failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential debate, a fatal […]

U.S. judge blocks Florida’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors

By: - June 7, 2023

A federal judge in Tallahassee, Florida, has blocked a state ban on administration of gender-affirming therapies, including puberty blockers, hormone therapies or surgery for any patient under the age of 18. The order also addresses legislation recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (SB 254) that codifies Florida state Board of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine rules […]