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.
Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman faces three challengers — Keshan Gainey Chambliss, Vanessa Cullins Hopkins and Kim Stephens Perry — in her re-election bid to represent Jacksonville’s Northside.
Despite Mandarin’s reputation of ousting incumbents, Jacksonville City Councilman Michael Boylan hopes to hold off against opponent Tom Harris.
Three seasoned politicians who last won elections in the 1990s are competing to represent Jacksonville’s new City Council District 14 in the Westside.
Democrat Ramon Day and Republicans Norman Brewer and Raul Arias want to represent Southeast Jacksonville, the fastest-growing part of the county.
Celestine Mills, Kamren Stowers, TaNita Noisette-Woods, Shanna Carter and Mike Muldoon all filed to run against Tyrona Clark-Murray, who was elected last August.
Tameka Gaines Holly, Charles “Scooter” Barr, Solomon Olopade and Ronald Tracy Robison Jr. all filed to run against the newly elected Councilman Reggie Gaffney Jr.