Rick Minor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Big Bend’s nonprofit food bank, announced Thursday that he will run for Seat 3 on the Tallahassee City Commission.
The seat is currently occupied by Commissioner Nancy Miller. However, Miller recently announced she would not seek re-election.
Two others have filed so far to become candidates for Seat 3: Bill Schack, the food services director at the city’s homeless shelter and Jeremy Matlow, the owner of Gaines Street Pies.
Minor’s announcement was first reported by WCTV.
Minor has announced his intentions to run for a seat on the City Commission two previous times but ultimately withdrew.
In February, 2014, Minor announced he would run for City Commission Seat 2, the position that was vacated by Commissioner Andrew Gillum, who ran for Mayor.
But in April of 2014 he withdrew citing family obligations.
In June 2015, Minor announced he would run for the City Commission seat then held by Scott Maddox. Maddox had filed to run for Leon County Schools Superintendent.
However, after Maddox dropped out of the Superintendent race and re-entered the City Commission race, Minor withdrew.
Minor told the Tallahassee Democrat, “I’ve known Scott for many years and he has an impressive record of accomplishment at City Hall. He’s serving us well in the commission, so I support his re-election and I encourage Tallahassee voters to do the same.”
Minor has significant ties to the City of Tallahassee. In addition to serving as chief of staff under Tallahassee Mayor John Marks from 2010 to 2014, Minor was hired as a consultant by the city as coordinator of the All-America City campaign.
On his current candidacy, Minor told WCTV that “people want a Commissioner who is dedicated, reasonable and effective, and I’m going to be that type of Commissioner.”