Hannah Crow, Christian Caban head to runoff for Leon County Commission District 2 seat

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The seat opened up when Commissioner Jimbo Jackson died of COVID-19 related complications.

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.

Caban, a small business owner, was endorsed by Grow Tallahassee and Paul Mitchell, a partner with Florida’s largest lobbying firm, The Southern Group.

“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.

Aimee Sachs

Aimee Sachs covers politics in her hometown of Tallahassee and the Panhandle. The University of Florida graduate began her career as a sportswriter for the Tallahassee Democrat, Lakeland Ledger and MLB.com. She has also worked for Courthouse News Service and was a senior reporter for The Florida Channel before joining Florida Politics. You can email Aimee at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @AimSachs.


8 comments

  • Caban

    August 24, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Christian Caban is a fraud. How do you make 1 million a year but still accept campaign donations. Do some real good and donate or start something that truly helps people or animals. He’s made good money and now is power hungry. Sad how people act like their care just to get what they want. Hes a shit human

  • your momma

    August 24, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Caban probably told all of his employees at the clubs that he manages to go and vote for him. That would literally account for half or more of his votes. Shaking my head mans is a fraud

  • Caban for District 2

    August 24, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Christian Caban has worked with children’s charities for years. This is includes donating his own income. He has earned every dollar he has. The salary for the position he is running for would cost him a significant pay-cut, and yet he is willing to do it for the people of his district. He is one of the most giving and generous people I know. Caban worked his way up in a company that he started with as a full-time college student. He received so many donations because people believe in his dedication to District 2. The previous comments are incorrect, inflammatory, and very easy to disprove.

    • Hope

      August 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Caban is not measuring-up as he accepts bundled contributions from special interests, he has a terrible voting record, he changed his political party recently in an attempt to fool the constituency. Both parties see through this and he will not prevail. Another thread on Florida Politics closed the comments down on the Caban article because the comments revealed no one was being fooled by him.

    • Your mother

      August 31, 2022 at 2:38 am

      No chance he would just flat out leave his other jobs that pay him 1 million a year. He’s most definitely still do those jobs while bullshitting the collision or job. He’s made good money and now is power hungry. And let’s be honest the only reason he’s donate to anything would be to get a tax right off 😂. He’s a fraud and it’s not hard to see.

      • Your mother

        August 31, 2022 at 2:39 am

        *while bullshitting the commissioner job

    • Sadbuttrue

      August 31, 2022 at 2:54 am

      😂 so he donates to charity oooo he’s a great guy now. Be real, he only donates for a tax right off. Nobody is stupid and he most definitely wouldn’t drop his million dollar job for an 80k office position. He’s probably do them both while benefiting as much as possible from his office position. I’m glad Hannah smoked him by landslide. Nobody wants him in office and nobody is dumb enough to believe the bs he says. He just wants power that’s what happens after you become a millionaire

  • Hope

    August 25, 2022 at 7:48 am

    I don’t think this race has been officially called I think there is a recount between Caban and Lynda Bell.

    Grow Tallahassee got a spanking in this election as their candidate with the most money lost in a landslide loss… David Bellamy. Also their candidate Mayor Daiely also got a spanking in the primary as he came in second to go on to the general. He is a lame duck, he will lose as he voted for the $27 million Doak giveaway and people are livid. In the article on this forum they shut down comments regarding mayor Daily’s new video ad as it is so bad. Dailey’s campaign manager Reggie Cardozo was the biggest loser as he was campaign manager for Bellamy and Dailey.

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