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Richardson Reelected To Tallahassee Commission

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via Curtis Richardson's Facebook page
City Commissioner Curtis Richardson will keep his seat.

Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson will keep his seat. Richardson took more than 69 percent of the vote in results released Tuesday. The commissioner has served on the city board since 2014, and he’s severed in elected local or state government positions since 1990--including about 8 years in the state legislature.

OnWFSU’s Political Perspectives, Richardson said he hopes to continue building public confidence in city government by putting a focus on ethics. He says strengthening the city’s ethics ordinance is something he’s proud to have been part of in his most recent term.

“As you know we had some issues with previous commissioners," Richardson said. "So we felt that we needed to make sure that the community knew that we were serious about ethics and ethics reform.”

Richardson says he also hopes to use his position to push for greater investment in neighborhoods throughout Tallahassee’s Southside.

Richardson won against Bill Shack, the director of food service at the Kearney Center. Shack took a little more than 30 percent of the vote in the race.

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