On Monday, Rudolph “Rudy” Ferguson Sr., announced his candidacy for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 1.
Ferguson, a pastor and a former Leon County Commission candidate, announced his candidacy via a press release and in a post on Facebook with his wife, Katrina. Ferguson notes he and his wife have been married for 31 years, and they have four adult children.
In the campaign press release, Ferguson addressed the three issues that were the focus of the 2022 city campaigns: economic growth, public safety, and city commission congeniality.
Ferguson stated that “Lately, we have seen a lot of fighting, finger pointing and division in the City Commission. It is hurting us. Tallahassee needs a commissioner who will bring everyone to the table and find a middle ground.”
Ferguson states that public safety is one of his key areas of focus and notes that he received the “Citizen of the Year” award from former Florida Attorney General Robert Butterworth and he was most recently recognized as Honorary Deputy Sheriff by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
On economic growth, Ferguson said he “believes that every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have equal access to opportunities and resources” and he “emphasized the importance of economic growth and sustainability for the city.”
Ferguson closed out his announcement by stating “We have heard enough. It is time to act. Tallahassee residents and businesses need solutions, and they need them now.”
The city commission seat is currently held by City Commissioner Jack Porter, who has previous filed for re-election.