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.
Republican business owner Raul Arias beat Democrat Ramon Day in a heated contest for Jacksonville’s City Council District 11, representing Southeast Jacksonville.
The district holds some of the city’s most distinctive neighborhoods: Downtown, Eastside, College Gardens, New Town, Brooklyn, Mixon Town, Riverside, Avondale, Murray Hill, Ortega, Venetia, Fairfax, the Mid-Westside, Sugar Hill, Phoenix and Fairfield.
Now that the field has winnowed, the Republican and Democrat will face each other in a May 16 runoff for the countywide seat.