Sunday Jan. 12, 2003
J.R. Harding, a candidate for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3, said he’s taking some days off from campaigning to attend the U.S. Access Board bimonthly meeting in Washington, D.C. The Access Board’s purpose is to promote compliance, resolve conflicts and create the federal guidelines on disability access for every facet of American life. In April, Harding was appointed by President Bush to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Access Board (www.access-board.gov). Harding is one of 11 public members on the board and the only Floridian. Harding is up against John Byrne, Debbie Lightsey and Anthony “Dr. V” Viegbesie in the Feb. 4 city election.