Lindley Takes Commission Seat From Incumbent Akinyemi

Nov 7, 2012

Leon County Commission Chairman Akin Akinyemi has lost to opponent Mary Ann Lindley. After a highly contentious race, Lindley squeaked out a narrow win.

Lindley forced Akinyemi into a run-off in the August primary. The former Tallahassee Democrat reporter won by a 3 percent margin Tuesday night. Lindley said she won by appealing to Leon County voters of all walks of life.

“You know I felt, ive been able to bring a lot of people together in the way that a lot of folks just wish so much that people would do in congress. And I think my candidacy has done that,” Lindley said.

Lindley said she can’t wait get to work on the tough issues facing the county. And she will work hard to earn the trust of every citizen, whether they voted for her or not.  Akinyemi said his loss was a result of his challenger’s negative campaign and his choice to stay positive.