The races come at a time where a cloud looms over the Capital City. This, following an ongoing FBI investigation into development deals, the recent resignation of the City Manager amid an ethics investigation, and efforts to reduce a high crime rate.
“People want a reset. People need a reset at City Hall,” said Minor. “We have a lot of issues in the City. I love Tallahassee. It’s a great town. But, there are a lot of serious issues we need to deal with.”
Erik David, an army veteran and college student, is also running.
His priorities are increasing the minimum wage, reforming the criminal justice system and focusing on renewable energy.
According to him, those issues include the crime rate, a lack of high paying jobs, ethics and a need for stronger communities.
“I believe in government, I believe government can make a difference. But, I also believe if you take a dollar out of tax payer’s wallet. You darn well make sure you spend it carefully,” said Lotane.