Kristen Dozier

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Leon County Commissioners are putting a contract with a D.C. lobbying firm on hold. Commissioners are hesitant to commit to a specific firm with a presidential regime change looming.

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  Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier has been appointed to serve for the National Association of Counties and the Florida Counties Foundation.

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Leon County Commissioners talked over the preliminary budget Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Agency contracts will get a closer look during Leon County’s upcoming budget workshop Tuesday. Commissioners want to be efficient without unnecessarily duplicating services.

Tallahassee and the surrounding area have been grappling with homelessness for years.  After some organizational changes, the area is taking on a big project: ending veteran homelessness by 2016. 

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Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier is among four-dozen leaders from all over the Western Hemisphere chosen to take part in the Third America’s Competitiveness Exchange.  Dozier said her first fact-finding trip would take place right away.

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  Mary Ann Lindley is the new chair of the Leon County Commission.  Bill Proctor will serve as vice chair. Elected in 2012, Lindley served as vice chair last year. She says she’s excited for the coming year and thanks outgoing chair Kristin Dozier. 

" I loved being your left hand woman, I guess is what we’re doing here. You’ve brought so much dignity to this job,” Lindley says.

Encouraging more women to seek public office is the goal of a first-of-its-kind initiative for the Big Bend area. Residents can learn more about the program through the “Women Can Run! Launch Party” Monday.

The Oasis Center for Women and Girls is partnering with several organizations, including the League of Women Voters and Leadership Tallahassee, to launch the Women Can Run! program. The Oasis Center’s Haley Cutler says the year-long effort will empower more women to have a voice in politics.

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“Women for Obama” groups held rallies all across the state Tuesday to highlight the importance of taking advantage of the last few days of early voting in Florida. One of the many Florida cities involved in the “It’s On You to Early Vote” event is Tallahassee.

A small group of women gathered at the Leon County Courthouse to drum up support to re-elect President Barack Obama. Leon County Commissioner Kristen Dozier says it’s important women make their voices heard in this election.

A new survey shows few people in Leon County willing to get actively involved in local politics.  But some efforts are now underway to turn that situation around.

Brian Desloge has been a Leon County commissioner for the past six years.  His political philosophy favors limits on government.  But even he thinks today’s anti-government feelings are really out of hand.