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Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier says she will not seek reelection in 2022

Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 21:00:57-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Commissioner for District 5 Kristin Dozier announced Wednesday that she will not be seeking reelection in 2022.

"This was a really difficult decision not to seek a decision, I thought it would probably be easy. I thought I would make it several months ago," said Commissioner Dozier. "But there were a lot of factors that really made me take a pause and reflect on it."

Dozier was first elected as a Leon County Commissioner in 2010. By the end of her tenure, she will have completed three terms as a county commissioner.

"I truly believe that we are stewards of these seats that we are elected to with support of our community. But we need to open space for new voices to come. I also know there's a lot of ways to serve our community in our office, we have incredible examples throughout our community."

Her term ends in November 2022.

When asked what's next, Dozier said she'll reveal more details in early 2022.

"I will say this may not be the last office I ever run for. I'll leave those options open. And there are other ways that I think I can serve our community and continue to focus on creating opportunities, jobs, and really getting more people engaged in the process. So that's what you'll hear more about '22."

Two people are currently registered to run for Dozier's empty seat in 2022, according to Leon County's elections website.

  • David Hawkins
  • Jeromee Kalub-Fitz Conner