Hannah Crow and Christian Caban will square off in a runoff election on Nov. 8 as the top two vote-getters in a crowded field for the nonpartisan Leon County Commission District 2 seat.
With all 21 precincts reporting Crow received 26% of the vote, followed by Caban with 15.8%. Lynda Gayle Bell had 15.6%, Will Crowley 14.2%, Manny Joanos 13.1%, Sabrina M. Allen 10.3%, and Max Epstein 4.6%.
They were vying for a County Commission seat left vacant by the untimely death in May of Jimbo Jackson from complications of long COVID. He was also the popular principal of Fort Braden School.
“If you look at Tallahassee, there’s a clear divide in politics right now,” Caban said. “I am a fresh voice that hopefully can connect parties that have clear, opposite views on things.”
Caban led the field in fundraising down the stretch in August, racking up $14,000 in contributions and spending nearly $25,000. Crow raised $7,500 in August but spent $30,000, while Joanos raised just over $3,000 and spent over $22,000.
The annual salary for the office is $83,945.