Supervisor of Elections Race: About Experience

Supervisor of Elections Race: About Experience

The differences between the three candidates running for supervisor of elections are more a matter of background and experience than their stances on the issues. Leon County voters decide between an elections technician, a politician and a criminal justice advocate in August. From early voting to voting rights for ex-cons, they all support making voting […]

Richardson, Hougland Offer Different Approaches

Richardson, Hougland Offer Different Approaches

The two candidates for City Commission Seat 2 see Tallahassee and the problems it faces very differently. Incumbent Curtis Richardson thinks Tallahassee is one of the state’s best run cities and wants to keep it on its current path. Opponent Steven Hougland thinks Tallahassee’s path is unsustainable, that the level of crime, taxes and spending […]

Challengers Question Richardson, Maddox on Explanation for Raises

Challengers Question Richardson, Maddox on Explanation for Raises

The challengers to current City Commissioners Curtis Richardson and Scott Maddox are questioning the explanation being forwarded by both commissioners when asked about the executive pay raises recently doled on by City Manager Rick Fernandez. Both Richardson and Maddox say there is nothing they could have done about the five-digit raises because the City’s Charter […]

School Superintendent Candidates Pull No Punches

School Superintendent Candidates Pull No Punches

By Karen Murphy TALLAHASSEE – Candidates for Leon County School Superintendent pulled no punches Tuesday during the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA) candidate forum. Candidates Rocky Hanna, Woody Hildebrandt, Patricia Ann Sunday, and Forrest Van Camp squared off against incumbent superintendent Jackie Pons at the Capital City Country Club with Tallahassee Reports editor […]

Rocky Hanna Wins NEBA Debate, Superintendent Jackie Pons Second

Rocky Hanna Wins NEBA Debate, Superintendent Jackie Pons Second

In a forum for candidates running for Superintendent of Leon County Schools, held by the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA), former Leon High School principal Rocky Hanna finished first in the straw poll. Hanna was followed by Superintendent Jackie Pons and former Leon County school board member Forrest Van Camp. Over 120 people […]

City Commission Candidate Calls Crime a “Public Health Issue”

City Commission Candidate Calls Crime a “Public Health Issue”

By Karen Murphy Tallahassee City Commission Seat 1 candidate Dr. Bruce Strouble Jr. recently addressed one of the hottest local issues of the political season, violent crime, saying it should be treated as a “public health issue.” He called for revitalization of poverty-stricken neighborhoods as a tactic for reducing crime in this city which holds […]

U.S Senator Jeff Sessions Endorses Sukhia For Congress

U.S Senator Jeff Sessions Endorses Sukhia For Congress

By: Karen Murphy TALLAHASSEE – Republican heavy-weight U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama rarely endorses in primary races but Monday he threw his support behind Ken Sukhia, a congressional candidate in Florida’s 2nd District. A well-known and highly respected advocate for fighting radical terrorism, protecting U.S. borders, and toughening immigration laws, Sessions’ endorsement of Sukhia […]

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