John E. Dailey

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John Dailey
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127th Mayor of Tallahassee
Assumed office
November 19, 2018
Preceded byAndrew Gillum
Member of the Leon County Board of Commissioners
from the 3rd district
In office
November 21, 2006 – November 19, 2018
Preceded byDan Winchester
Succeeded byRick Minor
Personal details
Born (1972-12-07) December 7, 1972 (age 47)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Virginia Dailey
EducationFlorida State University, Tallahassee (BA, MPA)
London School of Economics (MA)

John Evans Dailey (born December 7, 1972) is an American politician from the state of Florida. He is the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, serving since November 19, 2018. Dailey previously served for twelve years on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners, representing northwestern Leon County, FL from 2006 to 2018.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Raised in Tallahassee, Dailey is the son of the late Dr. J. Scott Dailey, who served as a member of the Leon County School Board (1994 - 2002) and as director of the Florida Institute of Government for nearly three decades.[2]

Political career[edit]

On September 5, 2006[3], Dailey was elected to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners representing the third district. On November 6, 2018, he defeated Dustin Daniels in the 2018 Tallahassee mayoral election with 51.47% of the vote to 48.53%.[4]


Dailey lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, Virginia Dailey.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mayoral candidate John Dailey discusses role of local government". Tallahassee Democrat. October 29, 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-04 – via
  2. ^ "John Scott Dailey". Tallahassee Democrat. May 22, 2003. Retrieved 2018-12-04 – via
  3. ^ "Commission: 2 runoffs, 2 vets and 1 fresh face". Tallahassee Democrat. September 6, 2006. Retrieved 2018-12-04 – via
  4. ^ "John Dailey becomes next mayor of Tallahassee", WTXL, November 6th 2018

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Gillum
Mayor of Tallahassee