Bill Proctor

Man in suit and tie stands at podium with flags behind him. Woman with camera is in the foreground
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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is asking the city to disqualify a candidate for Police Chief. Earlier this week, the city announced three finalists for the job. 

Bill Proctor standing in dark suit and striped tie

If you’re looking for a hotel to stay in during Florida A&M University’s homecoming weekend, expect to pay more. The cheapest room available as of Wednesday afternoon rings in at $175. The following weekend, the same room is listed for $80. Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor calls that price gouging.

Bill Proctor standing in dark suit and striped tie

The City of Tallahassee will soon begin searching for a new police chief and Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has four suggestions for how that search should proceed. 

32304 Prosperity For All Summit Tackles Poverty

May 23, 2019
Bill Proctor standing in dark suit and striped tie

In a recent report from the Florida Chamber, the 32304 zip code, which covers central Tallahassee and Northwest Leon County, is  the poorest zip code in the state of Florida. 

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says it’s not the city commission’s duty to get involved with personnel decisions. This comes after County Commissioner Bill Proctor called for police Chief Mike DeLeo to be suspended.

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo
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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor wants the city of Tallahassee to suspend Police Chief Mike DeLeo. Proctor accuses DeLeo of racially discriminating against TPD employees and cites a complaint accusing the police chief of disrespecting members of the city and county commission among other current and past Tallahassee employees. 

Lake Henrietta Park
Leon County website

Leon County is honoring its first black female commissioner next month in a dedication ceremony. A local park will now be renamed in Anita Davis’ honor.

Jasmine Ali's campaign facebook page

If elected county commissioner, Jasmine Ali wants to focus on reducing crime and improving quality of life in Leon County’s first district. The 20-year-old FSU student feels it’s time for a fresh face in the seat long held by incumbent Bill Proctor.

View of downtown Tallahassee (undated)
Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee / Visit Tallahassee

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is accusing the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce of trying to make a power grab by pushing the consolidation of city and county government. 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's twitter

Thanks to a $1.1 million grant, black owned businesses across the state can now apply for a loan through a program administered by the Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union. It’s part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Florida A&M University's Lee Hall

It was a disappointing legislative session for Florida A&M University. The school lost out on its top building priorities, but lawmakers did give it a few million more in operational funds.

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is creating a police review commission.  Proctor says he’s responding to President Obama’s call for greater discourse between communities of color and law enforcement.

Pastor Julius McAllister discuss mental health and substance abuse
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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is pushing for an assessment of available resources in Leon County to address mental health and substance abuse. The move comes after Proctor’s son was arrested this past weekend on drug charges.