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Hannah Crow takes the lead in the race to fill the seat left empty by Commissioner Jimbo Jackson's death

A woman with long brown hair smiles as she stands in front of a blue and white sign.
Erich Martin
Hannah Crow is heading for a runoff in the race for Leon Count District Two

The seat previously held by County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson, who died in May from COVID-19 complications, is heading for a runoff.

Hannah Crow said she wants to ensure county resources are funneled to the residents in her district.

"I am going to fight very hard to make that happen and dig in and faithfully complete Commissioner Jackson's term," Crows said from her election night watch party.

Crow took about 26 percent of the vote Tuesday. She says her family has deep roots in the Fort Braden community. She lives there and her step-children are growing up there. That spurred her to start advocating for the area about three years ago.

“I think the skill sets that I have and what I’ve been doing for the past couple years really sets me apart and people want to be able to trust those they elect to do the job for the right reason and that’s my heart and that’s what I’ve been doing," Crow said.

The race to determine which of Crow’s six other opponents she’ll face in November was too close to call Tuesday evening. Christian Caban and Lynda Bell were separated by just 10 votes by midnight with only mail in ballots left to count. They’ll head for a recount and Crow will face the winner as they vie for Leon County District Two in the fall.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

Phone: (850) 645-6090 | rmccarthy@fsu.edu

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