Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters won re-election Friday when no candidates qualified to oppose him after he won a special election last November. He joins six others who were unopposed in the city’s municipal elections.
Jacksonville has dropped its appeal of a court ruling finding the City Council had segregated voters by race, announcing in a motion it would focus its efforts instead on fighting a federal court’s remedial map.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the city of Jacksonville’s attempt to stay a court-ordered council district map.
A federal court has agreed to waive part of the Jacksonville charter’s residency requirements for City Council candidates ahead of the March elections.