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Christian Caban takes Leon County seat left vacant by Jimbo Jackson's death

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Now that he's been elected to the Leon County Commission, Christian Caban wants to jump into projects like cleaning up Lake Munson

Christian Caban has earned a seat on the Leon County Commission. He’ll fill the spot left open when Commissioner Jimbo Jackson died in May from complications related to long-COVID.

Caban took more than 53 percent of the vote beating his opponent, Hannah Crow. He says he looks forward to building a strong working relationship with other members of the commission.

So you can be in the meeting and have a strong voice that’s not just going with the status quo and say, ‘hey listen guys, I love what we’re doing with the north east, but it’s time to address real issues on the South Side,'" Caban says.

Some of the fist things Caban says he wants to work on include addressing on-going water quality issues at Lake Munson and pushing a sidewalk and road expansion project forward for Tharpe street.

Crow says she is proud of the way her campaign allowed her to reach out and connect with members of the community.

"I wish there was so much more time to get to know communities and people and I think that's always a challenge, but I'm so proud. I feel like we have hit every part of our district with all that we had because I care about every part of our district and Leon County and the city of Tallahassee as a whole," Crow says.

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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.

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