City Commission hopeful Parker qualifies for November ballot

May 7, 2012

The parade of local candidates to the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office has begun.  Tom Flanigan followed one Tallahassee City Commission hopeful who was turning in his paperwork Monday.

City Commission Seat One Candidate Daniel Parker delivered a big box of petitions to an elections office clerk, allowing him a place on the ballot.  He also has an endorsement, from former Leon County Commissioner Bob Rackleff.

“And I know him to be an effective student and advocate for strong growth management, environmental protection, intelligent urban design…”

Parker thanked Rackleff for the backing and then took a swipe at the opposition…

“I heard an opponent on the radio the other day imply that I must have some king of special connection with certain city commissioners to have been appointed to three different citizen advisory boards.”

Something Parker says is not true.  One thing is true.  The qualifying period for candidates, June fourth through the eighth, is less than a month away.