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Forum held for Tallahassee candidates one last time before election

Posted at 4:43 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 16:43:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Candidates in Tallahassee's local elections squared off one last time Wednesday morning, hoping to gain some last minute votes before election day. 

The Downtown Business Association invited Tallahassee mayoral candidates Dustin Daniels and John Dailey, City Commission Seat 3 candidates Lisa Brown and Jeremy Matlow, and City Commission Seat 5 candidates Bob Lotaine and Dianne Williams-Cox to answer questions aimed at improving the city downtown.

They answered questions about the crime rate, the new Tallahassee Police Department facility, and increasing the minimum wage. 

"The city is the only city in the county and its larger than the county by budget and by staff. So much of what happens in our community is dictated by what happens on the city commission and we're gonna have three new city commissioners coming on next time," said Barney Bishop, President of the Downtown of the Business Association Tallahassee. "It was important for  these folks to see where these people are coming from on a variety of issues." 

Early voting ends this Sunday and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov.6.