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Incumbent Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor Retains Seat

Bill Proctor standing in dark suit and striped tie

Incumbent Commissioner Bill Proctor will retain his Leon County Commission Seat. He beat out opponent Weser Khufu to continue representing seat 1. Proctor says he wants to continue gathering funds for his south side district.

Proctor will continue to serve in the commission seat he’s held since he assumed it in 1996. The incumbent commissioner had almost 3 times as many votes from District 1 residents as his opponent, local building contractor Weser Khufu. Proctor says his re-election is an opportunity to continue improving the district’s infrastructure.

“And so, what it means is that I get to continue to try and execute, administer, and drive those projects and to make sure that they come off the paper and come into reality, and they’re actualized,” Proctor says.

Meanwhile, despite his loss, opponent Weser Khufu says he still remains optimistic about his standing with the community.

“I’m not going anywhere," Khufu says. "I picked up some serious support. And we’re going to keep pushing to get this district on the right track.”

This is Khufu’s 3rd time running against Proctor for the seat. Proctor says he intends to hold his seat for as long as possible.

Donald DeBevoise is originally from Winter Park, Florida and now studies English and economics at Florida State University. He is a member of the Society for Collegiate Journalists at FSU. Donald also writes for a student-based magazine called The Last Word. He aspires to enter the journalism field upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and jogging.