Orthopedic surgeon David Bellamy, MD, is challenging incumbent Tallahassee, Fla., City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow in the 2022 election, Florida Politics reported Oct. 6.
Dr. Bellamy is a surgeon at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic and a part-time medic with the Tallahassee Police Department. He told Florida Politics his experience with the police has familiarized him with community issues.
"I understand a lot of the history of Tallahassee, the good and the bad," Dr. Bellamy told the publication. "I think my skills at coming to a consensus and trying to build compromises and build groups together is very good."
Mr. Matlow has held the position since 2018. Dr. Bellamy is the first candidate to challenge him.