On July 18th, Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson announced his intentions to seek re-election in 2024.
“It is with honor and pride that I declare my intention to seek re-election as your City Commissioner, Seat 2. I have had the privilege of serving this community in various elected offices, but it has been my greatest honor to serve as your City Commissioner since 2014 representing your voices,
values, and concerns as we move forward together,” stated Richardson in a campaign press release.
Richardson noted his focus will continue to be on advocating for neighborhoods, making policies that improve city services, affordable housing, and reducing violent crime.
Richardson stated that public safety will be a high priority in his campaign.
“As a fellow citizen in this community, I have personally felt the impact of the surging crime rates, which is why prioritizing public safety is paramount to my re-election campaign,” said Richardson.
The Tallahassee City Commission is currently considering a budget that will increase spending on law enforcement.
Richardson also highlighted some of his accomplishments.
“As the Vice Chair of the Blueprint Sales Tax committee and a member of the original committee in 2000, I am also excited that my leadership has played a pivotal role in successfully overseeing the distribution of 32 Blueprint Projects with 18 of them slated for the Southside of Tallahassee. These projects on the Southside will amount to a significant $270 million investment, which includes important enhancements to the fairgrounds,” stated Richardson.
Richardson is being challenged by former Tallahassee mayor and city commissioner Dot Inman-Johnson who filed to run in early June.