TR’s Tallahassee Mayoral Candidate Guide

TR’s Tallahassee Mayoral Candidate Guide

The race for mayor of Tallahassee features six candidates. Listed below is a table that provides information on work experience, endorsements, straw poll results, public office experience, and campaign contributions for each candidate. There is a guide to the abbreviations at the bottom of the table.

TR’s review of the Network of Entrepreneurs & Business Advocates (NEBA) forum for this race provides detailed information on specific policy positions. The article can be viewed here.

Aggregated campaign contributions for the mayor’s race can be viewed here.

Detailed campaign contribution information for each candidate can be reviewed by visiting these links: Norris BarrJohn Dailey, Dustin Daniels, Carrie Litherland, Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda, & Joe West.

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Current/Recent Work Experience: This information was taken from questionnaire documents completed by candidates. If there was a question, candidates were contacted directly.

Endorsements: The endorsements included in the charts were from the Tallahassee Board of Realtors (TBR), the police union (PBA) and the firefighter union (FF). These organizations traditionally hold private interviews with candidates before deciding whom to endorse.

Straw Poll Results: The rank finish of each candidate in the Network of Entrepreneurs & Advocates (NEBA) and the Capital Tiger Bay (TB) straw polls were included. The Capital Tiger Bay did not hold a straw poll for Leon County District 3 candidates.

Previous Elected Office: A YES indicates the candidate has previously held elected office.

Campaign Donations: Campaign donations were taken from the Leon County Supervisor of Elections website as of August 21, 2018.

10 Responses to "TR’s Tallahassee Mayoral Candidate Guide"

  1. Hope, you give me hope. I came to Tall in 1964 to attend FSU. I love this town. If Bill and Michelle can be elected then maybe I can remain in Tally until the good Lord takes me home. Come on Tally save our city.

    1. Yep, I second that. This race is the easiest decision on the ballot. An ethics professor for a job whose past holders have been ethically challenged.

  2. Do you know who has received the most contributions from city employees and city contractors? Your readers might like to know.

    1. I’m taking an educated guess that’s its the candidate with access to all of their emails.

      Meanwhile, wondering what the likelihood is of Gwen, after she wins Tuesday, picking Gillum for her Lieutenant Governor.

  3. I think it is time for me to move outside of the city limits. If any of these folks are elected, nothing will change. So sad for Tallahassee.

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