Jack Porter Heads To Tallahassee City Commission
The Tallahassee city commission will soon have a new member. Jack Porter won a three-way election Tuesday by taking more than 50-percent of the vote. On social media Porter wrote, “I am overwhelmed at the love and support Tallahassee has shown me and our message. Proud to be your next City Commissioner.” Porter says she wants to make sure neighborhood voices are included in city hall decisions.
“As your next city commissioner I will listen to you and I will fight for you. I think that in the past we’ve seen time and time again missed opportunities for our leadership to do right by our people, to be on the right side of history and to move Tallahassee forward and make the change that we desperately need.”
Porter unseated incumbent Elaine Bryant who was appointed in 2018. She filled the seat left open by ousted commissioner Scott Maddox.
Bryant took about 40 percent of the votes reported Tuesday night. A third candidate for the seat, William Moore, took less than 8 percent.