It’s time to start voting. Many Leon County residents have already done so via Vote-by-Mail and next Monday, early voting begins at locations across our community. When we walk into the voting booth or fill out our ballot at home, we are participating in an incredibly important part of our democracy. Here at the Chamber, we not only hope you vote but also hope you study the candidates seeking your support. Especially those running for local office.
Recently we sent out a local candidate survey to those who are running for public office on the Leon County Commission, City of Tallahassee Commission, Leon County School Board, and for the position of Superintendent of Schools. With all of the responses in, we are now pleased to share our 2020 Local Candidate Guide.
Contained in the guide are the beliefs, positions, and priorities of those who will appear on both the August primary and November general election ballots. The responsive candidates were gracious with their time and provided thoughtful answers to all of our questions. Our Chamber Board, Business Advocacy Committee, and staff are pleased to see so many candidates offering a strong consideration for our principles and the needs of the business community. However, the final determination for who can best represent your interests lies with you.
At the link below, you will find our 2020 Local Candidate Guide. We believe that this report offers valuable insight into the diverse perspectives that will be represented on upcoming ballots. It takes a great deal of courage and commitment to run for public office and we hope you will give these candidates your time and attention before casting your vote.
Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy