The head of the Second Harvest of the Big Bend will join the Leon County Commission. Rick Minor won the seat currently held by Tallahassee Mayoral candidate John Dailey.
Taking more than 50 percent of the vote in the Primary election, Minor says he’s glad voters chose him.
“Being at the polling locations, you know, people come out and say thumbs up, I voted for you, and some of them will say, ‘I’m counting on you,’” he said.
Minor says restoring the public’s trust in local government and bringing more high quality jobs to the area are among his top priorities. So is reducing crime.
“We do not want to be the number one in crime for our fifth year in a row,” he added. “You know, the neighborhoods that have the most trouble are also the neighborhoods that have the most difficulty trusting police. We need to break through that.”
His opponent Emily Fritz took 30 percent of the vote, while Minor’s other challengers Kyle Frost, Rex Rekstis, and Carlos Rey were in the single digits. Rey says he’s now reassessing.
“Next two years, there will be a lot of changes locally for government, so I’ll see where I’ll be stateside and I also have to talk to my family, but I’m going to keep my options open,” he stated. “I’m always staying involved in my community here. So, this is giving me the opportunity to see all the different organizations out there.”
As for Minor, he says he’s proud of the overall race he and his opponents ran.
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