On Tuesday, Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor held a press conference to announce his endorsement of Mayor John Dailey. Dailey is being challenged by Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier.
Proctor noted that “I served with John for 12 years on the Board of County Commission and I have observed him as our mayor the last four years during the COVID pandemic. Let me emphasize I have also served for 12
years with Mayor Dailey’s opponent on the County Commission of Leon County.”
Proctor added that “I have singularly engaged both mayoral candidates in the realm of public policy for 12 years. My endorsement, therefore, is made from a seasoned perspective and arrived at from a range of tangible and intangible considerations.”
The issues that Proctor highlighted as support for his endorsement include Dailey’s advocacy for central sewer and urban services for the Southside, his support of the FAMU and FSU stadium upgrades and his personal growth as mayor.
Proctor stated, “Our community has invested four years in John’s freshman term. We should reap the benefits of his growth and leadership grounded in the gained insights obtained by him, over the last mayoral term.”
Mayor Dailey said in a Facebook post that ” I’m proud to have the endorsement of my colleague County Commissioner Bill Proctor . He has been a fierce advocate for the southside since well before his time in office and I have been honored to vote alongside him on countless important issues during our tenures.”
Ruth’s List Florida Backs Dozier
Ruth’s List Florida – an organization that supports pro-choice Democrat women candidates – announced their endorsement of Kristin Dozier in her campaign for Tallahassee mayor.
The president and CEO of the organization – Lucy Sedgwick – stated in a press release that “Ruth’s List is especially proud to endorse Kristin Dozier for Tallahassee mayor…Not only does she have the vision and tenacity to get things done, she’s a proven leader who has committed her tenure as District 5 commissioner to promoting economic development and bringing synergy to the Big Bend region.”
The press release also took a shot at Mayor John Dailey.
The press release stated that Mayor John Dailey’s “misogynistic and demeaning behavior toward women, including members of his own City Commission, has led to outrage from his colleagues.”
Dailey responded in a statement to the Tallahassee Democrat.
“Let me get this straight. Someone from out of town, who I have never met, who never even picked up the phone to call me, places a salacious quote in an endorsement. No I have no comment.”