Adner Marcelin, candidate for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 5, recently announced several endorsements during a campaign kickoff event outside City Hall on March 30th.
The endorsement list includes former Mayors Dot Inman-Johnson and Debbie Lightsey, former Leon County Commissioners Bob Rackleff and Cliff Thaell, and Tabitha Frazier, the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.
Marcelin also received endorsements from Ben Crump, his former employee, and Daryl Parks, Crump’s former law partner. In addition, both attorneys have contributed $1,000 in campaign donations, and Crump’s law office donated $235.
“Marcelin has what it takes to be a good Commissioner because he is smart, hardworking, and compassionate. Adner clearly sees our community’s problems and hears our voices…” Lightsey said during the campaign event.
Inman-Johnson, Tallahassee’s first Black woman Mayor, is Adner’s campaign manager.
In a statement to Florida Politics, Inman-Johnson explained that in 2018 she volunteered for Williams-Cox’s campaign, but this time around, she is endorsing Marcelin’s run.
“He had already demonstrated to me how much he cares about people, particularly people and neighborhoods that need a champion most, through his work as President of the NAACP,” she said. “Adner Marcelin will be the change agent this community so desperately needs.”
In addition to announcing his supporters, Marcelin discussed his opposition to the Blueprint board’s decision to allocate $27 million of economic development dollars to Doak Campbell Stadium. He mentioned writing a letter to FSU President Richard McCullough calling for him to retract his funding request from Blueprint.
“I am running to be a clear voice of moral decency and putting our neighbors above special interests. That is what today’s City Hall demands, and that’s what we will do,” Marcelin said.
Marcelin is not the sole challenger to the incumbent Dianne Williams-Cox. Shelby Green, a data and software engineer, has also thrown her hat into the race for the city commission seat.
I’d sooner be waterboarded than vote for someone endorsed by this list of progressive loonies.
Dustin Rivest is the best candidate for District 5.
Did he get an endorsement from Vince Crump as well?
Thank God there’s a good candidate in this race. Adner came out strongly and reasonably against the $20 million Blueprint giveaway, and will actually be the listening voice of neighborhoods Dianne pretended to be before going full Chambercrat.
He’s got my vote. Anything would be better than what we’ve got there now, and he seems to be building a winning coalition to stop the madness.
The last time I saw Bob Rackleff I was throwing his sorry butt off my front porch. He interrupted my Sunday afternoon football game to knock on my door and ask me to sign his petition, when I declined, he became argumentative and called me ignorant. I told him he had three seconds to get the hell off my property before I stomped a mudhole in his narrow behind. He hurriedly moved toward the road.
So, if Bob is for him, I’m against him.
Look at that look on Ratkliff’s face a typical liberal who supports graft and corruption. But smart crazy smart in the respect he has never been caught at it. And maybe he never participated in the local graft and corruption but gets his better than you superiorty complex fullfilled by enabling others to steal from the public. Yeah get a good look at him thats what a typical lifetime local older white liberal looks like.
According to a report by WCTV in June, 2021, the City of Tallahassee was the first city in the state to put a utility moratorium in place due to COVID and the last city in the state to resume disconnections. The City Commission unanimously voted to end the moratorium. But, a Tallahassee woman named Shelby Green was arguing against ending the moratorium.
Is this the same Shelby Green who is running for city commission?
“Marcelin is not the sole challenger to the incumbent Dianne Williams-Cox. Shelby Green, a data and software engineer, has also thrown her hat into the race for the city commission seat.”
Hope to hear more about candidate Shelby Green…Perhaps she is the right one.
“Marcelin also received endorsements from Ben Crump, his former employee, and Daryl Parks, Crump’s former law partner”
THIS is reason enough NOT to Vote for this guy.
“Marcelin also received endorsements from Ben Crump, his former employee, and Daryl Parks, Crump’s former law partner.”
… that ended it for me right there
What a frightening coven of endorsements.
If Bubba Crump supports him, that tells you all you need to know.
The list of endorsers tells me he is not someone we want on our city commission. He is just another who believes that tax upon tax of the producing members of the economy is the way to ‘prosperity’.
Sky Boxer LIE’n Williams-Cox will be ousted from her office in August, overwhelmingly… She is a huge disappointment as Williams- Cox voted for Sky Box seats to fortify contributions to her re-election campaign, thus forsaking Humanity. And several other reasons have doomed her chances of a win. Her own party will come out in force to vote this incumbent O-U-T!