Category Leon County

Grow Tallahassee: An Extreme Right-Wing Takeover Looms in Florida’s Capital

The Florida Squeeze has been extensively covering this year’s Tallahassee local elections, where a people-powered movement for reform is being met by a backlash from hard right developer and special interest forces taking their intervention in elections to unprecedented heights. But with an extreme hate group playing aggressively in several campaigns, the stakes are now […]

Tallahassee in transition

There is something wonderful about not knowing what’s ahead until you’re there. More than any other species on this planet, humans are in a unique position as we only tend to see one portion of our lives at a time. It’s anyone’s guess how things can and will unfold. We usually have no perspective of […]

Will Crowley is a breath of fresh air

It’s Sunday morning in Tallahassee, and the entire populace of the community is being pulled in a variety of different directions. Families on their way to church or the city’s endless parks. Brunch is being served at midtown, the pool on top of the Double Tree hotel located downtown is growing crowded, and the streets […]

Guest Column — Ryan Ray: David Bellamy’s Negative Approach is Wrong for Tallahassee

David Bellamy’s campaign is charting new lows for exactly what people hate most in politics: misleading personal attacks funded by special interests.  Tallahasseeans have doubtless noticed it. Angry mailers in red and black, yard signs aggressively littering our public rights-of-way placed by sketchy paid operatives, and a bitter Washington, D.C.-style television campaign featuring harsh personal […]

A sit down with Damon Victor

“Why on earth would you want to take that job?! You do so much good in the world already?” That’s a frequent question that has greeted the smiling face of Damon Victor throughout his campaign to replace incumbent Rick Minor as the new Leon County Commissioner for district three. It’s a common question that usually […]

A man, his bike and our stadium

Tallahassee is truly a beautiful place to live and raise a family. While at first glance it may seem like a sleepy town surrounded by governmental structures and three universities; once you dig a bit closer it’s obvious just how many amazing things take place in our fair city. It is a place of community […]

TFS Endorsement – Will Crowley for Leon County Commission

Leon County’s second district is known for its rustic settings and unique electoral makeup. One of the only areas in the county with both strong GOP and Democratic presences, its sudden vacancy has made for an intriguing, yet solemn battleground. It was a place where the late Commissioner Jimbo Jackson long thrived and built a […]

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 […]