Author Archives: bobbybuccellato

Interview with Josh Johnson, candidate for Leon County Commission

“Most important for me is the lack of trust in the process,” the kind and passionate voice over the phone says to me as I feverously write down my notes. I’m excited by the news that the caller Josh Johnson is running for county commission, but I note that he seems to always run against […]

A tale of two commissioners in Tallahassee

There is a word that has been used in Tallahassee lately, civility, and it’s become something of a catch phrase for embattled establishment candidates like Mayor John Dailey. The Mayor uses it like a weapon to point at the extremism of his opponents, two of whom are members of his own city commission, members who […]

It is Progressive summer in Tallahassee

By Robert Buccellato I’ve lived in Tallahassee for 25 years, been surrounded by politics my whole life, and this has never happened here before. Its an incredibly hot summer night in Tallahassee, the meeting place is the front of the famed restaurant Andrews, situated next to both the City Hall and the State Capitol complex. […]

RIP Jim Williams – Florida political legend

Editors note: Jim Williams former Florida LT. Gov who made his name by courageously opposing the Cross Florida Barge Canal passed away in December. By Robert Buccellato Jim Williams was my friend. I can’t claim that I was the nearest or the dearest to him. But, we got along very well during the three and a half […]