Local Election Winners: Three Incumbents and Three New Faces

Local Election Winners: Three Incumbents and Three New Faces

Tallahassee Mayor Mayor John Dailey held off a challenge from Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, winning by just under 4,000 votes. Leon County Commission Incumbent Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox won re-election over Josh Johnson. Also, two new faces will be introduced later this month to fill the seats vacated by Dozier (District 5) and […]

Three Issues that Separate Dailey and Dozier: Progressive Endorsements, Stadium Votes & the City Manager

Three Issues that Separate Dailey and Dozier: Progressive Endorsements, Stadium Votes & the City Manager

All the TV commercials. mailers and social media posts have been deployed and election day awaits. Listed below are three issues that separate the two mayoral candidates, Mayor John Dailey and former Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier. Progressive Endorsements Both Dailey and Dozier are registered Democrats, as are all members of the city commission. However, […]

In the Arena: General Election Turnout Indicators

In the Arena: General Election Turnout Indicators

With seven days to go before election day the auguries in Senate District Three look bad for incumbent State Senator Loranne Ausley.  The stars are aligned for Republican challenger Corey Simon to take the win. There are thirteen counties in Senate District Three.  All but one county, Wakulla, have a higher percentage of Republicans voting […]

Florida Democrat Chair’s Endorsement of John Dailey sparks controversy with Leon County Democrats

Florida Democrat Chair’s Endorsement of John Dailey sparks controversy with Leon County Democrats

The Florida Democrat Party and the Leon County Democrat Party are at odds over the upcoming election for Mayor of Tallahassee. On October 26th, the Florida State Democrat Chairman Manny Diaz announced his endorsement of Mayor Candidate John Dailey along with several other endorsements in local elections throughout the State. Although this is a non-partisan […]

National Progressives Target Tallahassee, Dozier Embraces Endorsements from Extreme Groups

National Progressives Target Tallahassee, Dozier Embraces Endorsements from Extreme Groups

For years, local Tallahassee elections have avoided the influence of national progressive groups with extreme positions. Previously, these groups have focused on larger metro areas like Austin, Seattle, and Portland. However, during this election cycle Tallahassee voters are being targeted by groups that openly support the defund the police movement, attack capitalism, and label themselves […]

Nick Maddox, Josh Johnson Spar in WFSU Forum

Nick Maddox, Josh Johnson Spar in WFSU Forum

Earlier this week, WFSU Public Media hosted a candidate forum for the Leon County Commission At-Large Group 2 race between incumbent Commissioner Nick Maddox and challenger Josh Johnson. The forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Democrat, and WFSU Public Media. The candidates were asked a series of questions […]

Proctor Endorses Dailey, Ruth’s List Backs Dozier

Proctor Endorses Dailey, Ruth’s List Backs Dozier

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 […]

Neighborhood Analysis of Three City Commission Races

Neighborhood Analysis of Three City Commission Races

Provided below are three maps that provide a detailed look at the geographical source of votes for the candidates in the three city commission races. The information provides details related to the level of support for each candidate by precinct. Maps are provided by Matthew Isbell, follow him here. The Matlow-Bellamy Race Incumbent City Commissioner […]

Paula DeBoles-Johnson Reaches General Election in Leon County Commission District 5 Race

Paula DeBoles-Johnson Reaches General Election in Leon County Commission District 5 Race

Paula DeBoles-Johnson, a candidate for Leon County Commission District 5, finished second, behind David O’Keefe, in the August primary election to secure a place in the general election. O’Keefe finished first with 27.4% of the vote, just ahead of DeBoles-Johnson who garnered 26.0%. Candidates Dustin Rivest (23.9%) and Jay Revell (22.7%) finished 3rd and 4th, […]

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