Craig is FOX 13's political editor and chief investigator. He has won more than 20 Emmy awards throughout his career as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter.
He hosts Money, Power & Politics, and produces investigations focused on questionable government policy and spending. His reports have exposed illegal state tax credits, lawmakers violating their own voting rules, and Medicare schemes that bilk millions of tax dollars.
He previously led the investigative/special projects unit at the ABC affiliate in Orlando, managed the station's election coverage, moderated a weekly political discussion program, and produced a variety of primetime specials.
Craig began his career as an anchor/reporter at television stations in Savannah and Birmingham. He also worked as a marketing/public-relations executive -- and is a past winner of the Phillips Platinum PR award for developing a top-rated internal communications program. He obtained his BA in Journalism/Political Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile.
Craig has served on the boards of several Tampa Bay area government and community organizations, including the St. Petersburg Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Beautiful Commission, Pinellas Public Access Advisory Board, Tampa Bay Partnership's Transportation and International Councils, Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board Community Council, and Tampa Bay Red Cross Advisory Board.
As a state Senator, Kelli Stargel sponsored Florida’s new restrictions on abortion, which ban it in most cases beyond 15 weeks. She said if elected to Congress, she would not support similar legislation on a federal level because she said it should be left to the states to decide.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has drawn national attention for leading and joining a series of lawsuits against the Biden administration, including a challenge of the 2020 election results.
Jim Lewis is a former state prosecutor who currently works in ft. Lauderdale as a criminal defense attorney. He is one of three Democrats competing in the August 23 Democratic Primary for the chance to challenge Attorney General Ashley Moody in November.
Five Republican candidates are competing to run for the 15th U.S. House district in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Demetries Grimes is a retired U.S. Navy commander and Afghanistan war veteran who previously ran for a U.S. House seat as a Democrat. He rates former President Trump's leadership at a 10 and wants to end birthright citizenship.
Jackie Toledo is a state lawmaker, engineer and small business owner. She is branding her congressional campaign as a “mom on a mission” to fight what she calls “woke indoctrination” in public schools, and “big-government mandates.”
Kevin ‘Mac’ McGovern is a retired Navy Captain and civilian engineer from Orlando. He is running for Congress in the Tampa Bay area based on the results of redistricting, as he explained to FOX 13 Political Editor Craig Patrick.
Christine Quinn is 1 of 5 Republican candidates running in one of Florida's most competitive Congressional primaries, the 13th U.S. House District left vacant by its current holder, Charlie Crist. Quinn does not believe Joe Biden was the winner of the 2020 presidential election, opposes COVID vaccine and requirements for schools, and denies humans are behind climate change.
Anna Paulina Luna is 1 of 5 Republican candidates running in one of Florida's most competitive Congressional primaries, the 13th U.S. House District left vacant by Charlie Crist who is running to be the Democratic nominee for governor. Luna was the Republican nominee in 2020 and hopes the redistricting process and an endorsement from former President Trump, will play in her favor.
Amanda Makki is 1 of 5 Republican candidates running in one of Florida's most competitive Congressional primaries, the 13th U.S. House District left vacant by Charlie Crist who is running to be the Democratic nominee for governor. Makki worked in Congress under Senator Lisa Murkowski as a healthcare attorney trying to stop the passage of the Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare.'
Pinellas County has one of the most competitive congressional primaries in the state and all five Republicans vying for the nomination have agreed to interviews with Fox 13 Political Editor Craig Patrick. Here is an excerpt of his interview with Kevin Hayslett.