Jacksonville’s mayoral elections highlight how Florida’s campaign-finance laws make it easy to hide money and court big-dollar donations.
Gov. Ron DeSantis picked Undersheriff Pat Ivey to replace Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams until the city holds special elections in August and November. DeSantis cited the need for continuity when he picked Ivey. He also endorsed T.K. Waters, the Republican candidate endorsed by Williams, in the special election. Williams announced his resignation effective later this […]
The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s redistricting maps, ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional maps will go into effect for at least 2022’s elections. While the court’s decision settles things for this year, the redistricting map still faces upcoming federal and state trials challenging its validity The […]
Mike Williams, the Jacksonville sheriff who moved to Nassau County more than a year ago, announced Thursday he would resign next week after reporting by The Tributary showed he violated city law.
Sheriff Mike Williams sold his Jacksonville home and moved to suburban Nassau County more than a year ago even as he continued serving as Duval County’s sheriff, potentially violating a city law that requires him to leave office if he moves out of the county.
A Florida appeals court ruled against an attempt to use new court-ordered congressional maps in the state’s 2022 elections.
The voting-rights groups who brought the original lawsuit, including Black Voters Matter, want the Florida Supreme Court to lift the stay and urge elections officials to continue down the path of preparing for either version of a congressional map while the high court decides on a full appeal.
A Florida appeals court reinstated the congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, staying a lower court’s order while the state’s appeal continues.
Florida’s department of state asked election officials Tuesday to be prepared to implement either a court-ordered map or the original map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
A Tallahassee judge lifted a stay in a Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering election officials to begin using a map that preserves a Black congressional district in North Florida. The new map, drawn by a Harvard professor, only affects the North Florida congressional districts, re-instating a Duval-to-Gadsden 5th Congressional District to protect Black voters’ ability to […]