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The anticipation is over: D.C. Reeves is officially running for Pensacola Mayor

One of Pensacola’s most popular entrepreneurs, D.C. Reeves, has finally filed to run for Mayor of Pensacola.

Reeves is owner of Perfect Plain Brewing Co., Garden & Grain, and The Well, as well as the chief entrepreneur officer at The Spring Entrepreneur Hub at the Studer Community Institute.

“As someone who was born and raised here and is raising a daughter here, started business here, this community is so important to me,” Reeves told the Pensacola News Journal. “I really believe that while there’s so many great things about our community, the opportunity to really enhance the vibrancy of Pensacola is right in front of us.”

Reeves is speculated to be the front-runner for the Mayor’s seat at this time, as recently-withdrawn candidate for Pensacola Mayor, former Sheriff David Morgan drew controversy after spending $75,000 of public tax dollars erecting two statues, including a 6’4” life-size bronze statue of himself, before leaving office. Sheriff Morgan cited family medical issues prior to his withdrawal from the race.

Reeves enters into the race for Mayor against former City Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Tim Horton, James Hilburn and former Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Sharp. Sharp just entered the race this week, and more candidates are expected to jump into the fray soon.

All candidates have been or will be invited by The Pulse to submit candidate interviews and questionnaires.

Reeves made a celebratory event of his filing, gathering with a small group of family and friends at the Supervisor of Elections office to highlight this monumental moment in his career.

If only two candidates qualify to fin, the election for mayor will occur next year, in November 2022. If three or more candidates qualify, the election will take place during the state’s primary elections on Aug. 23, 2022, with Nov. 8 of 2022 set aside for a runoff election.