Leon County Commission at Large Seat One

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The two candidates for the Leon County Commission At-Large Seat disagree about changes to the county’s urban development. 

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.

The Leon County Commission at Large Seat One takes center stage, as incumbent Akin Akinyemi and challenger Mary Ann Lindley talk about the issues, as well as a Florida Ethics Commission complaint just filed by Lindley against Akinyemi.