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Jack Porter Heads To Tallahassee City Commission

A Woman with red pants, a white shirt and black jacket stands behind a lectern. She is smiling and gesturing at herself. Behind her is a sign with a white black ground and blue letters that spell her name, Jack Porter. She is flanked by an American and Florida flag.
via Jack Porter's facebook
Porter took to Facebook to celebrate her win, writing " I am overwhelmed at the love and support Tallahassee has shown us and our message of change at City Hall."

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.