Second Annual Leon County Insider PolL
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?
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5 NAMES TO WATCH FOR 2020 AND BEYOND:
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 Janecek, Kelly Dozier, Andy Janecek, Ed Moore, Bill Helmich, Tom 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."