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Press Release: Debbie Lightsey and Cliff Thaell Endorse David O’Keefe for Leon County Commission District 5


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Debbie Lightsey and Cliff Thaell Endorse David O’Keefe for Leon County Commission District 5

TALLAHASSEE, FL — David O’Keefe, Candidate for County Commissioner District 5, is humbled to have received the endorsements of former Tallahassee Mayor and City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey, and former County Commissioner Cliff Thaell.

Debbie Lightsey was elected and served as the longest-serving City Commissioner in Tallahassee’s history, and continues to speak out for the community on today's most pressing issues, like equitable development and government transparency. In a statement, she said:

“David O’Keefe is my choice for District Five on the Leon County Commission. In my 21 years as a City Commissioner I have seen many candidates come and go. David is running for the right reasons.  We need his independence, his intellect and his commitment to get local government  back on track serving our citizens, not special interests.  Join me in supporting David O’Keefe.” 

In his endorsement, cherished public servant and County Commissioner of 16 years Cliff Thaell said: “I am supporting David O’Keefe for Leon County Commissioner in District Five. David is ready to serve the people of Leon County with the dedication of someone who has been a public servant for most of his career. David is ready to lead the charge to restore our trust in local government. We deserve a leader that always does what is best for the people. David is that leader for District Five.” 

Thaell added, "David brings his experience as a CPA managing the finances of public governments and nonprofits of all sizes. Like few other elected officials, he knows how to make sure every dollar of public money is going directly to serving the people of Leon County." 

On the heels of being the first candidate to qualify by petition in the District 5 race, these endorsements show the O’Keefe campaign is ramping up, and leading the effort in organizing a broad-based coalition of supporters from across Tallahassee and Leon County. 



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