Remembering Eugene Danaher

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

He had a nearly permanent seat at city and county commission meetings over the years and voiced strong opinions about what he saw and heard.

Eugene Danaher, who is known for speaking out on local and state government issues, has died. During his lifetime he filed several complaints against elected officials.

Leon County Commissioner Ed Depuy says he respected Danaher for always speaking his mind and says he'll always consider him a true friend of local government.

"Mr. Danaher served a very valuable service to our community. He challenged the status quo, he wanted to know why, he challenged government spending and the way we conducted government. I'll miss him. He was a great guy."

Many current and former commissioners have recollections of Danaher addressing them at meetings. Danaher is survived by his wife of 60 years and their three sons.

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