Today is Election Day in Jacksonville. That means voters will cast ballots in the city’s races for mayor, property appraiser and 15 of the 19 City Council seats.
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.
Republican Councilman Ron Salem faces Joshua Hicks, a Democrat, in one of the City Council’s most competitive partisan races.
Three Republicans – a lawyer, a special education teacher and an electrician– are battling each other to replace District 2 city council member Al Ferraro who is running for mayor.
A journalist with a storied career and a real estate agent who says he understands the neighborhood’s challenges are competing for votes as the newest Jacksonville City Council member representing District 1 in Arlington.