Two former opponents of City Commissioner Scott Maddox voiced their opinion on the recent decision by Judge Karen Gievers that declared Mr. Maddox is a city resident.
Political newcomers Bruce Strouble and Luther Lee remained in the race for City Commission after Mr. Maddox decided to forego a run for Superintendent of Leon County Schools and seek re-election to City Seat 2.
Maddox won the election with 70% of the vote.
Bruce Strouble said “They are using the November 21st date. But we had to qualify in July. This doesn’t solve the problem at all. Saying that he was a resident after qualifying period defeats the whole purpose of this going to court. I would rather she had said that he had conditional residence during the qualifying period that she felt was legal. This is a “punt.””
Luther Lee said “in order to qualify for the city commission race, you have to be a city resident at the time of filing the qualifying papers (week of June 20th) so I’m not sure how November 21st is relevant but hey, I’m just a regular taxpayer so I’m certain my concerns are invalid.
Luther Lee added, “I don’t understand the purpose of having qualification rules if they don’t matter. I was surprised that they didn’t just annex his house. At least now the man can focus on what’s really important, #Senate2020.”