Leon County Commission District Five’s Fundraising Footrace

BY Max Herrle

January 9, 2022

Five Candidates Vie to Represent Leon County’s Most Progressive County Commission District

The race for Leon County Commission Seat 5 is underway. With news that Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier is considering a race for Mayor and leaving the Leon County Commission, five candidates have jumped in the ring to replace her in Leon County’s most progressive County Commission District.

Since our last report, David O’Keefe, the CFO for WFSU, has entered the race; O’Keefe filed on January 3rd, which means he won’t report his fundraising numbers until mid-February. Despite December being a historically lousy fundraising month, two candidates, Jay Revell and Dustin Rivest, raked in five-figure totals. Rivest brought in $10,000, and Revell, who hasn’t reported his numbers yet, says he raised $13,150.

Rivest, who currently leads fundraising, says he’s excited about the campaign progress to date. “I am humbled by the support received in the last 45 days both financially and for those who have come forward to back me in this effort,”  Rivest said to Our Tallahassee.
“My goal is to continue to connect with the citizens of Tallahassee-Leon County to hear first hand about the issues they feel are relevant,” Rivest added.

“What’s clear to me is that our neighbors are seeking a leader who can solve our persistent challenges,” Revell said in a statement to Our Tallahassee.

“They are frustrated with the growing pains our community is experiencing and are ready for local government to find solutions. That’s going to take collaboration, focus, and a problem-solving approach that’s rooted in a deep love for our community.” Revell said. 
“I’m excited to bring that to the race and only a few weeks in there is already a clear enthusiasm for our campaign.”

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