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Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two Candidates Face Runoff Election In November

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Robbie Gaffney
On Tuesday, Leon County voters had five candidates to choose from in the Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two race.

Incumbent Curtis Richardson will face off against Bill Schack in November in the race for Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two.

Out of five candidates, Curtis Richardson took the most votes at more than 47%, with some mail-in ballots still being counted late Tuesday night. But that’s not enough to win the seat outright. He’ll face Bill Schack in the general election. Shack took nearly 19% of the votes reported Tuesday. Schack says people are ready for change and want new leadership:

“They’re looking for action on our issues that have been in this community for decades, and I think they’re speaking volumes tonight to the incumbent that we need to start bringing about some change to this community.”

If reelected, Richardson says he wants to focus on giving the city’s south side and bond community better infrastructure:

“Some of the predominantly African-American neighborhoods that lack even some of the basic infrastructure. Sidewalks and lighting and adequate roads.”

Richardson says he wants to make sure the city puts money into these communities.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.