It's official -- we're going to be on the primary election ballot! Proud to have my wife Jessica and daughter Madeline with me as I completed the final paperwork this afternoon.
Road signs are in and our campaign team started installing them this morning! These signs are three feet by five feet. If you are willing to put a road sign on your property - or if you have a suggestion for a good spot for a sign - please reply in the comments below or send an e-mail Jodi Wilkof, our campaign manager. Our team will do all of the work - we just need your permission.
Six days before I was born, and fifty years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy died in Los Angeles. The Washington Post has an excellent article on his apartheid speech, delivered exactly 52 years ago today in Cape Town, South Africa. A must read... in particular, note the 'four dangers', which are so pertinent to today's political environment.
Yard signs are here!
If you live in Leon County District 3 and would like a sign, please click here to email our Campaign Manager, Jodi Wilkof, and include your address. We'll put it up for you!
Not sure if you live in CC District 3? Click here to see the County Commission district map.
To help us with yard signs and other expenses, please consider making a donation at https://www.rickminor.com/donate. Thanks very much for your support!
PETITION UPDATE (May 23): Our first batch of petitions has been processed by the Supv of Elections office and 279 of them were accepted. So we need just 137 more! Our 2nd and 3rd batches (which are in the SoE's queue for review) consist of about 260 petitions, so it's looking really good. Cross your fingers! And thanks again to everyone who helped!
PETITION UPDATE: Yesterday we turned in our third and final batch of candidate petitions to get on the ballot... we're now WELL ABOVE the number recommended by the Leon County Supervisor of Elections! Thanks to EVERYONE who helped! I'm incredibly grateful for the support of folks who mailed them in, stopped by to drop them off, and for the volunteers who worked for many hours walking neighborhoods to collect them from District 3 voters. Thank you!!!
As you may know, Leon County Commissioner John Dailey filed to run for Mayor of Tallahassee yesterday. I've known John for many years and I believe Tallahassee would be well served with him as our Mayor. Should voters choose him, City Hall will be in very capable hands.
Over the last few days, many people have asked me to consider running for Commissioner Dailey's now-open seat on the County Commission. For 12 years, John has done an excellent job serving the people of District 3 and of Leon County as a whole. We need someone who will continue that level of public service and build upon the great work that has been done.
I love what the County government is doing, and I love the vision that the County has developed over the last several years. So much so that I would have filed for this seat had John announced his mayoral run earlier.
And so I've decided to run for the District 3 seat on the Leon County Commission.
My dedication to this community is as strong as ever, and as a candidate, my priorities will remain the same: reducing crime, strengthening neighborhoods, helping local businesses create high-quality, high-paying jobs, and ensuring that our local governments perform at the highest ethical standards.
I want to thank you for your incredible help during the City Commission race, and I hope you'll choose to continue your support of me for this new campaign.
Thank you very much for your support, and I look forward to working with you to make our community an even better place to live,
I just came back from the #NeverAgain Rally, and I spoke briefly with some of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These are bright, passionate, well-spoken young men and women who, I hope, have launched a new movement that will finally bring change.
Let me say that I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend the right of responsible gun owners to bear arms. But I also believe that we MUST adopt common sense gun safety reform. We need universal background checks, an effective ban on assault weapons, restrictions on high-capacity magazines, and increased mental health support.
Contrary to what some have been saying, these two positions CAN coexist. We can respect our Second Amendment rights AND reduce gun violence in this country.
My daughter Madeline is four years old, and she has yet to participate in a school shooting lockdown drill. Let’s follow the lead of the brave students I met today, so that my daughter’s generation never has to face a tragedy like the one these teenagers have experienced.