Capital Outlook announces endorsements for November general election
Special to the Outlook
The Capital Outlook, an award-winning Black newspaper in North Florida, has released its endorsements for the November General Election.
Selected candidates were interviewed by the Outlook’s Editorial Board on Oct. 18.
After a structured interview by the board and its chairman Rev. RB Holmes, President and Publisher of the Capital Outlook, the board members voted by secret ballot.
The board endorsed the following candidates:
Mayor: John E. Dailey
Leon County Commission: Nick Maddox
Leon County Commission (District 2): Christian Caban
Leon County Commission (District 5): Paula DeBoles-Johnson and David T. O’Keefe.
Leon County School Board (District 4): Laurie Cox
“The integrity of Capital Outlook’s endorsement process is impeccable,” said board member Rev. Joe Parramore. “I believe the secret ballot process produced the most qualified and viable candidates for the positions interviewed.
“It was a pleasure to serve our community as a member of Capital Outlook’s Editorial Board.”
Dr. Connie Evans noted that the Outlook represents the African American’s point of view.
“I was honored to be a member of the Editorial Board for the Capital Outlook,” Evans said. “This newspaper represents the African American point of view. As a board member, I was designated to ask the candidates a question of my choice.
“My question was one of accountability. I was interested in what the candidates have done and what they plan do to enhance the African American community.”
Each candidate responded based on their experience.
Members of the Capital Outlook Editorial Board, are Rev. RB Holmes, attorney Jami Coleman, Dr. Connie Evans, Dr. Michael Fegins, Gabriel Graham, Antonio Jefferson, Dr. Frank Mc Donald, Dr. Joe Parramore, Beverly Williams and Dr. James Wright, II