2015 Mayor's Race

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Lenny Curry and Mike Williams are officially Jacksonville’s mayor and sheriff after being sworn in Wednesday morning at the Times-Union Center.


Ray Hollister / WJCT News

  Alvin Brown is finishing his term as mayor of Jacksonville as Lenny Curry will take over the position within the next few days.

During an appearance on WJCT's “First Coast Connect,” Brown reflected on his time as mayor and talked about his plans for the future.

Brown says he’s proud of everything his administration has accomplished. He says he kept the promises he made to Jacksonville residents.

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist.

Topics include outgoing Mayor Alvin Brown's legacy, Mayor-elect Lenny Curry's transition, the issues facing the new City Council and more.

We also roundup the strange, bizarre and just plain ridiculous news from across the Sunshine State in our Only in Florida segment.

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Cliff Davis, Florida Times-Union reporter; and A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist.

Topics include the issues facing Mayor-elect Lenny Curry when he takes office in July, the Duval County Legislative Delegation's letter to Gov. Rick Scott encouraging financial support for safety net hospitals like UF Health Jacksonville, and more.

We also roundup the strange, bizarre and just plain ridiculous news from across the Sunshine State in our Only in Florida segment.

Cyd Hoskinson, Peter Haden / WJCT News

Lenny Curry’s win in Jacksonville’s mayoral election has Floridians talking about the upcoming presidential race in 2016.

During an appearance on WJCT's First Coast Connect, Susan MacManus, a professor of political science at the University of South Florida, discussed Florida’s role and some of the important factors for the presidential race.

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include Lenny Curry defeating incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown in Tuesday's runoff election, the results of the sheriff's and City Council races, and more.

You can subscribe to the First Coast Connect podcast in iTunes.  

Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry narrowly edged incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown with just over 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday's mayoral election. We discuss the results of all of the city races with A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist, and Marcella Washington, FSCJ professor of political science.

Peter Haden via Twitter / WJCT News

Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry is Jacksonville’s next mayor. He narrowly beat incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown Tuesday with just over 51 percent of the vote. Curry says the work starts now.

"This is about one Jacksonville, about one people, and about our future. The message that I’ve carried over the course of this campaign comes from deep within me. This is what I believe. This is what we’re going to do. This will be a safe city again!" Just after conceding, Brown told his supporters he won’t stop trying to improve the city.

As voters cast their ballots for mayor, sheriff and City Council seats, Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland joins us with an update about voter turnout in this election.

The polls in the Duval General Election opened at 7 this morning. 

If you're headed to the polls today, make sure to bring your ID with you. The line for the polls close at 7 p.m.

In this General Election, if any candidate in a race receives more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she wins the election. 

To find your vote your polling place go to duvalelections.com.

Pages