Tight Race for Leon County Commission Seat

By: Liza Park Email
By: Liza Park Email

A hotly contested local race for a Leon County Commission seat pits an incumbent against a political newcomer.
Ed Depuy is gathered with supporters Tuesday night (11/4/08) at Po Boys restaurant while waiting for election results.
Depuy is defending his at-large seat on the Leon County Commission against Akin Akinyemi - who is running for the county commission for the first time.
Akinyemi and his supporters are watching the election returns just down the street at Sharky's Restaurant.
"When you have a record to run on, that's good and bad. There's people that like some of the things you do and there's obviously people who don't like some of the things you do," says Depuy.
"I am different from the outcome. The outcome is the outcome. Plus or negative, it's not going to define me, it's not going to affect me. Do I want to win - obviously," says Akinyemi.
As expected, this race is an extremely close one.

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