Gov. Rick Scott suspends Scott Maddox from city commission

Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 16:12:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee is accepting applications after city commissioner Scott Maddox was suspended by Governor Rick Scott.

Mayor John Dailey explained the process the city will take for getting a new city commissioner. They say they will be accepting applications immediately. 

City officials say seat 1, Maddox's seat, has been vacated following his suspension by Gov. Rick Scott. Earlier Wednesday, the news broke that Maddox had been indicted on 44 federal racketeering charges

The vacant seat must be temporarily filled within 20 days, with the selected candidate serving either through the remainder of the seat's term, Nov. 16, 2020, or until Maddox is able to return to service.

If they don't come to an agreement, the governor will fill the vacancy. 

Qualified applicants (i.e., registered voters residing within the City limits) can apply to fill the Commission seat on an interim basis by submitting a resume and cover letter for consideration.

Applications can be submitted via:

  • Hand delivery to the Office of the City Treasurer-Clerk at City Hall
  • Email to
  • Fax to 850-891-8549
  • Postal mail to Office of the City Treasurer-Clerk, Box A-31 / Commission Vacancy, 300 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

The application deadline is Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. Postal delivery must occur by Friday, Dec. 21, for a submission to be deemed timely.

On Monday, Dec. 31, city commissioners will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. to fill the vacant commission seat.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Mayor John Dailey and other City of Tallahassee officials are expected to comment on Scott Maddox's commission seat.

The announcement comes after Maddox and Paige Carter-Smith were indicted on 44 federal racketeering charges. A trial date for both has been set for Jan. 10. 

City officials are "expected to discuss the process for filling the vacancy of City Commission Seat 1," which is Maddox's seat.

The announcement is expected to start at 5 p.m. 

Tune in below to see the live announcement.