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Race is on between Dailey, Daniels to become new mayor of Tallahassee

Race is on between Dailey, Daniels to become new mayor of Tallahassee
Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 14:38:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - With Mayor Andrew Gillum hoping to move into the Governor's mansion, the race is on for the new Mayor of Tallahassee.

And John Dailey and Dustin Daniels are facing off for the seat. Dailey has 20 years of experience working on behalf of municipal governments. Daniels is a college instructor, city employee, and community activist.  

By the end of Tuesday night, either John Dailey or Dustin Daniels will be named the new Mayor of Tallahassee and take over the office at City Hall.

On the local level, this is one of several important races and based on voting numbers, people are getting involved early.

Supervisor of Elections data shows twice as many people living in Leon County voted early compared to the 2014 midterms.

Dailey said he wants to ensure accountability and transparency in City Hall, balance growth, and economic opportunities.

Daniels said he wants to promote innovation, fight economic inequality, and challenge crime on a local level.

Daniels is the former Chief of Staff for Mayor Gillum and Dailey is a three-term County Commissioner. 

Dailey said his years of experience make him the best person for this job. Daniels said his volunteer work and community involvement help him understand what the people of Tallahassee need.  

In the August primary, Dailey won 40 percent of the vote and Daniels was trailing with 25 percent.