Tallahassee City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox is facing two challengers -Adner Marcelin and Shelby Green – in the August 23rd primary.
Williams-Cox was elected to her current position in 2018 and previously served on the Tallahassee Leon County Planning Commission.
Provided below is a table giving the positions of the candidates on six specific issues.
Also, links are provided to TR profiles based on in-person interviews of the three candidates on The Steve Stewart Show on RealTalk 93.3. These articles provided detailed discussions related to specific policy positions.
The table below shows that Williams-Cox supported economic development funds for stadium upgrades for FAMU and then FSU. She also supported the Northeast Gateway project, an incentive for the Amazon project and the expansion of the Urban Services Area (USA) to facilitate three residential development projects.
Williams-Cox has also been a supporter of current Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad.
Marcelin has said he would have supported the economic development monies for FAMU stadium upgrades, but opposed funding FSU stadium upgrades.
Green has noted that she does not support economic funds going to FAMU or FSU.
Marcelin opposed the Northeast Gateway project and the the expansion of the USA for three residential projects on the southside of Leon County.
Green was opposed to the Northeast Gateway project, but would have voted in favor of one of the three southside residential developments.
Both Marcelin and Green voiced support for the Amazon project and stated that they would evaluate the performance of the city manager as an elected official before voting to search for a new manager.
Election Position Grid
TR Profiles of City Commission Seat 3 Candidates
Dianne Williams-Cox has been endorsed by Dr. Elaine Bryant, attorney Dana Brooks, the Florida Police Benevolent Association and Reverend R.B. Holmes.
See a full list here.
Adner Marcelin has been endorsed by City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow, City Commissioner Jack Porter, national civil rights attorney Ben Crump and the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters.
See a full list here.
Shelby Green’s website can be viewed here.