The federal racial gerrymandering case that upended the Jacksonville City Council’s district map, proving the city had segregated voters on the basis of race for decades, has finally ended.
Andrew Bonderud, the attorney for Dexter Barry’s family, believes Barry not getting his life-sustaining medication “was entirely driven by profit and a profit motive.”
After a dispute with his neighbor over wireless internet access, police arrested Dexter Barry and denied him the heart transplant medicine he said he needed.
Republican Chris Miller won the open race for Jacksonville’s City Council At-Large Group 5, fending off Democrat Charles Garrison in the May 16 runoff.
Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan beat former state representative Jason Fischer Tuesday to become Jacksonville’s newest property appraiser, the constitutional office with the most control over the city’s budget.
Democrat Tyrona Clark-Murray and Republican Mike Muldoon will face off in a May 16 runoff for Jacksonville’s City Council District 9 after no candidate in the crowded race received enough of the vote to win a majority.
Mike Gay beat Lindsey Brock in the Republican-on-Republican fight to represent Jacksonville City Council District 2.
Democratic former Soil and Water Commission Supervisor Rahman Johnson beat Republican former City Councilman John Draper for Jacksonville City Council District 14 on the Westside.
Democrats Reggie Gaffney Jr. beat Tameka Gaines Holly to preserve a family stronghold in public office, continuing to represent Jacksonville City Council District 8 on the Northside after winning a special election last year.
In a historic first, Donna Deegan will be the first woman ever to serve as
mayor of Jacksonville, the 12th most populous city in the U.S.