Second   Annual   Leon   County Insider   PolL

AUGUST 2018

Results

In the second annual invite-only Insider Poll, 39 participated, including some of Tallahassee most influential elected officials, city and county staff, donors, consultants, developers and vendors. While these results are unscientific, they are significant indicator of what those who know Tallahassee elections best believe will happen. The results of the 2017 Tallahassee City Commission races will determine who the new Tallahassee City Manager is, and possibly even make a vacancy appointment to the City Commission.

Mayors Race Predicted Winner

City Commission Seat 3 Predicted Winner

City Commission Seat 5 Predicted Winner

County Commission District 3 Predicted Winner

Who Would You Support Running For Office in the Future?

PUT ME IN, COACH

5 NAMES TO WATCH FOR 2020 AND BEYOND:

Jay Revell
Jessica Lowe-Minor
Vincent Evans
Kimberly Moore
Gus Corbella

43% of insiders support a Jay Revell candidacy, and 31% support a Jessica Lowe-Minor , with Vincent Evans  and Kimberly Moore at 29%.

If Rick Minor wins his county commission seat, the Minor's could be in an excellent position to be Leon County's second elected official power-couple, with the first elected-official power couple being the Richardson family, with Judge Ashenafi Richardson and City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.

Write in submissions to run for office in the future include: Andy JanecekKelly DozierAndy JanecekEd MooreBill HelmichTom Derzypolski

EXCERPTS OF INSIDER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ELECTION CYCLE


"Tallahassee has so much potential as a community. The determining factor of whether or not we realize that potential will be if we choose to get out of our own way."

"There seems to be a lot of inauthentic comments this election at the local level, and I'd like to see more forums, especially for the mayor's race."

"I'm not convinced that Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda won't surprise us. People know her name, many of whom don't know why. Voters may not associate her with her conversion from D to R and she has strong name recognition."

"There are going to be a lot of political careers made this election cycle."