TALLAHASSEE, FL – Rick Minor, Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, announced today that he is running for the Tallahassee City Commission. He filed for Seat 2, the position that will be vacated by Commissioner Andrew Gillum, who is running for Mayor.
“Tallahassee is on the verge of some great things, and our next Commissioner must have the leadership and vision to help our city reach its full potential,” said Minor. “I'm running to bring a fresh voice to the City Commission and to ensure that Tallahassee's future is vibrant and strong.”
“As I talk with people throughout the community, nearly all of them tell me the same thing,” said Minor. “They want a fresh face and some new blood in the City Commission.”
Minor’s campaign kick-off fundraiser will be on Tuesday, February 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mint Lounge. The event is being hosted by notable community leaders such as Loranne Ausley, Ron Sachs, Cindy Dick, Mildred Hall, Annie Harris, Tom Napier, and Rick Oppenheim.
Rick Minor serves as Chief of Staff to the Mayor at Tallahassee’s City Hall. In this role, he is responsible for managing both the Mayor’s office and the City’s involvement in various projects such as Local Business Saturday and Choose Tallahassee. He also functions as the City’s intergovernmental and legislative liaison, advocating for federal and state policies that benefit Tallahassee's residents and businesses.
Minor has developed public policy for state and local governments but he's also spent time in the private sector. He has run the financial operations of a small business, managing accounts and making payroll for employees. Minor also spent nearly a decade as a business and information technology consultant, working on numerous private and public sector projects throughout the United States as well as in Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa, and Denmark.
Minor is a native Floridian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He has also earned a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
For more information about Rick Minor and his campaign for City Commission, visit his website at www.RickMinor.com.