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Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter is running for re-election in 2024

Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter
Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter

Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter is running for re-election in 2024. She describes herself as “challenging the infamous pay-for-play culture in Tallahassee.”

Porter was first elected in 2020, and usually takes the progressive side in commission debates.

She opposed the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency’s allocation of $27 million for repairs to Doak Campbell Stadium, which she calls “shameful.”

She’s been a passionate advocate for the city to expand its low-income affordable housing units.

“I want to make sure that in everything we do, we’re thinking about people who need our help the most," she said. "The affordable housing crisis is something my office has been on the front lines with, canvassing, raising money. We’ve worked with hundreds of residents, connecting them with local resources to make sure that they can stay in their homes…”

Porter expects a well-funded candidate to challenge her.

She points to Jeremy Matlow, her ally on the commission, who was re-elected handily last November although his opponent, David Bellamy, had raised twice as much money.

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Margie Menzel covers local and state government for WFSU News. She has also worked at the News Service of Florida and Gannett News Service. She earned her B.A. in history at Vanderbilt University and her M.S. in journalism at Florida A&M University.