Maddox says he has no plans to resign

By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 12, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Despite calls for his resignation, Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox said he plans to stay put.

“I’m going to keep moving forward and I’m going to keep doing what I’ve done year after year, week after week, and that’s work hard for the citizens of Tallahassee,” said Maddox.

The calls came after a federal search warrant, which was mistakenly unsealed, surfaced. The warrant names Maddox and close business associate Paige Carter-Smith. The Tallahassee Democrat first published the warrant last Monday.

The document accuses Maddox of bribery and conspiracy and alleges that he funneled money through his former consulting company, Governance Inc. That company is currently owned and operated by Carter-Smith. She also serves as the CEO of the tax payer funded organization, the Downtown Improvement Authority,

Maddox has called the accusations false.

“The bottom line is the allegations that have come forward are untrue,” he said.

He continued to say, “I’m going to continue to fight against animal abuse, trying to get lower airfares in Tallahassee, trying to restore our Amtrak train service and being the voice of fiscal responsibility. I was elected by over 60 percent of the voters not once, but twice in recent times to fight for those types of issues and I’m going to continue to do so.”

Last week, commissioners Curtis Richardson and Gil Ziffer said Maddox should consider stepping down.

His time on the commission dates back to 1993. He also served as mayor from 1997 through 2003.

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