News Release - David O’Keefe enters the race for County Commission District Five, saying goodbye to WFSU Public Media
FOR RELEASE January 3, 2022
Tallahassee, Florida - David O’Keefe announces his candidacy for Leon County Commissioner, District Five and resigns from his position at WFSU Public Media.
David O’Keefe is a CPA and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of WFSU Public Media. To avoid any conflict of interest between serving in management at a news organization and running for office, he leaves WFSU in February 2022. The next eleven months will be dedicated to winning the chance to serve as District Five’s County Commissioner.
“I will miss working with everyone at WFSU, including the outstanding Finance & Administration team. However, now is the time to focus on letting everyone in District Five get to know me and earning the trust from my community that we all deserve to have in our County Commissioners.”
“We need serious leadership to replace Commissioner Dozier’s thoughtful approach — not the stale business-as-usual supported by establishment special interests,” continued O’Keefe.
“We continue to see misplaced priorities in local government when it comes to growth management and especially at Blueprint where a reckless $20 million+ taxpayer stadium giveaway threatens our ability to invest in economic development for years to come.
I’ll bring a people-focused approach aimed at growing our economy equitably and protecting our neighborhoods — not subsidizing developers and big donors with precious taxpayer resources.”
“When so many are struggling to get by and the same long-standing problems continue to plague our community, now is the time for new leaders dedicated to putting the needs of our community first and pursuing new, innovative solutions to our problems.”
David lives in District 5 with his wife Brooke and four rescued pets, two cats and two dogs.
Learn more about David and find out how to get involved at www.davidforleon.com.