Local Campaigns: Endorsements, Dropouts, & Campaign Trail Chatter

Local Campaigns: Endorsements, Dropouts, & Campaign Trail Chatter

As the August primary gets closer, local campaign activities are beginning to ramp up. Listed below are some noteworthy campaign trail events -The Tallahassee Professional Firefighters (TPF) recently announced a round of endorsements. The union is endorsing Tallahassee mayoral Candidate Kristin Dozier, City Commission candidate Adner Marcelin, Leon County Commission candidates Nick Maddox (At-Large), Rick […]

Leon County Commission Candidates Raise $279,076

Leon County Commission Candidates Raise $279,076

Candidates running for four Leon County Commission seats have raised a total of $279,076 based on the March 10th campaign reports filed with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections. The candidates have spent $39,038 and have $240,038 left for campaign activities. The next report is due April 10th. The table below shows the campaign fundraising […]

Tallahassee City Commission Candidates Have $451,086 Cash-On-Hand

Tallahassee City Commission Candidates Have $451,086 Cash-On-Hand

Candidates running for the Tallahassee City Commission have raised a total of $519,716 based on the March 10th campaign reports filed with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections. The candidates have spent $68,629 and have $451,086 left for campaign activities. The next report is due April 10th. The table below shows the campaign fundraising activities […]

Mayor Dailey Comes Out Swinging: “What has Kristin Dozier Done?”

Mayor Dailey Comes Out Swinging: “What has Kristin Dozier Done?”

Provided below is Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey’s comments on Twitter following Kristin Dozier’s entrance into the mayoral race. From Mayor Dailey: Kristin Dozier has just filed to run against me for Mayor and she’s being propped up by the same dark money interests that have been spreading lies about me and my family. But we […]

Four Questions with School Board Candidate Anthony DeMarco

Four Questions with School Board Candidate Anthony DeMarco

Anthony DeMarco is running for Leon County School Board District 1 which is currently occupied by Alva Striplin. Striplin filed to run for re-election on February 1. Below are the unedited answers provided by Mr. DeMarco to four questions submitted by Tallahassee Reports. Why did you choose to run for school board? I chose to […]

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson Retains Seat

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson Retains Seat

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson – after narrowly missing a victory in the primary – retained his seat with a win against Bill Schack in the general election. Richardson received 69.5% of the vote, and Schack received 30.5%. Richardson has been in office since 2014. His re-election campaign focused on representing the Southside as well as […]

Rocky Hanna Keeps Superintendent Position in Win Over Pam Hightower

Rocky Hanna Keeps Superintendent Position in Win Over Pam Hightower

Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna has defended his incumbency against opponent Dr. Pam Hightower. The race, which came to a conclusion on Tuesday evening, has been marked by rampant discussion surrounding issues of school choice, student resources and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanna, a Tallahassee native who has been working within the school system […]

Carolyn Cummings Wins Leon County Commission At-Large Seat

Carolyn Cummings Wins Leon County Commission At-Large Seat

Carolyn Cummings has won the Leon County Commission At-Large seat. Cummings ran against Kelly Otte, who conceded the race on election night. The main issues of their campaigns were reducing crime, stimulating the economy and development. Carolyn Cummings focused on the impact of the pandemic during her campaign, including unemployment and helping small businesses. She […]

Brian Welch Wins County Commission District 4, Unseats Longtime Commissioner Bryan Desloge

Brian Welch Wins County Commission District 4, Unseats Longtime Commissioner Bryan Desloge

In a surprising turn on election night, Brian Welch won the Leon County Commission District 4 race, unseating longtime Commissioner Bryan Desloge. As of the most recent reports, Welch received 56.87% of the vote, and Desloge received 43.13%. Welch, a social studies teacher at Chiles High School, focused his campaign on representing residents of Northeast […]

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