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Race for the Tallahassee City Commission Seat

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

Tallahassee, FL -June 21, 2012-

The six candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the Tallahassee Tiger Bay Club at the Leon County Civic Center.

For nearly an hour, the six candidates for Tallahassee City Commissioner Seat 1 battled it out before a packed house.

Candidates for the Tallahassee City Commission Seat 1 squared-off Thursday.

The six candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the Tallahassee Tiger Bay Club at the Leon County Civic Center.

For nearly an hour, the six candidates battled it out before a packed house.

Eric Friall, Bob Fulford, Scott Maddox, Daniel Parker, Steve Stewart and Delaitre Hollinger are running for Commissioner Mark Mustian's vacant seat. The three-term city commissioner decided not to run for reelection.

The candidates handled questions fielded from the audience. They ranged on everything from the half-cent sales tax to consolidating city and county governments, a move the candidates were split on.

"I'm against annexation," says city commission candidate Steve Stewart.

"We just have a lot of bigger fish to fry. I think some of the places like this planning we can go ahead and consolidate those kinds of operations," says city commission candidate Daniel Parker.

"I think annexation should come about when it's needed. For instance, when John Mark got elected mayor, he didn't leave the country, but we annexed him," says city commission candidate Bob Fulford.

"I think what we have to do is we look at particular issues and things were we can co-mingle and get together on. Permitting should be streamlined," says city commission candidate Eric Friall.

"I do not believe in consolidation. It has proved to be very costly in other places where it has happened,"says city commission candidate Delaitre Hollinger .

"Annexation is a good thing as the people there, it's something they want, they want City services, we need to continue along those lines," says city commission candidate Scott Maddox.

The election is August 14.


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