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Tallahassee Native and Veteran Enters Race for Capitol City Mayor

Longtime Tallahassee Native and Veteran Enters Race for Capital City Mayor
Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 14:56:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Erik David is the first to officially enter the 2018 race for Tallahassee mayor.

According to David's campaign site, he lived in Tallahassee for 24 years before he enlisted into the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2010 and completed his term of service in 2011.

Since returning to the Capitol City, David has been attending college and has been working as an instructor at Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Tallahassee.

Calling himself a "social democrat", some of the most pressing issues to David are combating climate change, protecting and expanding Social Security, passing a Medicare for All single-payer system, making public colleges and universities tuition-free, and increasing the minimum wage to $15/hour.

"I have no interest whatsoever in funding my campaign through donations from large corporations or Super PACs," David says on his campaign page. "As an elected official, I would represent my constituents and place their needs first."

To read more about David's platform or donate to his campaign, click here