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Tallahassee Commission Candidate Calls For Maddox's Resignation

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.

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. 

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.

Shawn Mulcahy is a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU. He graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with majors in public relations and political science. He was previously an intern at WFSU, and worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates.