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Tallahassee Commission Candidate Calls For Maddox's Resignation

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Rick Minor took to Twitter on Tuesday to call on Maddox to step down. 

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Minor is running for outgoing city commissioner Nancy Miller’s seat. He made a bid for Maddox’s seat in 2015, but dropped out after Maddox said he would run again.

It was discovered Monday that Maddox is the subject of an FBI investigation after a 21-page search warrant was accidentally posted online.

The document lays out allegations of bribery and conspiracy by Maddox and his business partner, Paige Carter-Smith. It alleges Maddox may have been accepting bribes for votes by funneling money through a company, Governance Inc., that Maddox sold to Carter-Smith.  

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum weighed in Monday saying he is troubled by what he has read and hopes for a speedy conclusion.