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Kristin Dozier will not seek a fourth term on the Leon County Commission but plans to nurture a new generation of public servants

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Kristin Dozier

Kristin Dozier announced that she will not seek a fourth term on the Leon County Commission.

"This decision was the right choice for me. It is in line with what I have thought since I was elected in 2010. I am a steward of this seat and I firmly believe we need new voices to come into our elected bodies."

The 3-term commissioner from District 5 said she has no immediate plans to run for any other elected office herself, although she'd like to assist others who have political aspirations.

"I am going to be helping people navigate this system and I'm going to look for candidates and individuals to support and help them get engaged in this process."

Dozier, a self-described "process person," also opined local elected officials seem too often to accept staff recommendations without question or comment.

"We need to find that sweet spot in the middle that we can be more efficient and still maintain the public trust and engagement."

Dozier said she's been frustrated by the speed with which controversial issues, like the Welaunee Plantation development and Doak Campbell Stadium project, were approved.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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