U.S. Congress - District 5

Rep. Al Lawson Tries To Fend Off Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

Aug 24, 2018

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is facing a serious Democratic primary challenge from a former Jacksonville mayor as he seeks a second term in a congressional district that stretches across a large part of North Florida.

Left: Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union, Right: Al Lawson Campaign

A University of North Florida poll released Thursday of likely Democratic primary voters shows incumbent District 5 Congressman Al Lawson with a commanding lead.

Alvin Brown, Al Lawson Seek Supporters In Campaign For Corrine Brown's Old Seat

Aug 21, 2018
Left: Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union, Right: Al Lawson Campaign

The race for North Florida’s only Democratic seat in Congress has been a low-profile contest despite real stakes for the candidates and the sprawling district anchored by Jacksonville’s black community.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT News

Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says he’s confident of an upset victory, even though polls show incumbent Congressman Al Lawson leading in Florida's 5th Congressional District race.

KEVIN MEERSCHAERT / WJCT News

Democratic North Florida Congressman Al Lawson has picked up an endorsement in Jacksonville from the Fraternal Order of Police.