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Former State Representative Enters Capital City Mayoral Contest


Now there are seven people running for Tallahassee Mayor. Former State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda has announced her candidacy.

Rehwinkel-Vasilinda had long been thinking about a run for local office since being term-limited out of the State House two years ago. Back then, she was a Democrat but had thrown her support behind then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and became a registered Republican in early 2017. But City Commission posts, including the mayor’s job, are non-partisan.  So far, the other mayoral hopefuls are John Dailey, Dustin Daniels, Joe West, Erik David, Carrie Litherland and Norris Barr.

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