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.

Both Garrison, who works in construction, and Miller are military veterans.

Miller, who works for U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, was endorsed by much of the local Republican establishment, including Rutherford and Sheriff T.K. Waters.

The Jacksonville City Council comprises 14 neighborhood-based districts and five at-large council members who are voted on countywide.

Andrew Pantazi edits and reports for The Tributary. He previously worked as a reporter at The Florida Times-Union where he helped organize the newsroom's union with the NewsGuild-CWA. He is a Jacksonville...