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Outgoing WJCT President Michael Boylan Is Running For Jacksonville City Council Seat

WJCT President Michael Boylan has filed paperwork to run for a Jacksonville City Council seat.

Jacksonville’s city election isn’t until May 5, 2019, but more than 20 candidates have already filed the necessary paperwork to run, including outgoing WJCT President Michael  Boylan.

Boylan has filed to run for City Council District 6, according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections.

David McGowan has been named Boylan’s successor by WJCT’s board. McGowan is scheduled to take over station operations on January 8.

Boylan hasn’t listed any monetary contributions for the race yet, although several candidates have already raised in excess of $100,000. As of Thursday afternoon, former city councilman Matt Carlucci topped the list with $166,326.00 in contributions. Carlucci is running for the At Large Group 4 council seat.

Here’s a list of all candidates that have filed so far to run in Jacksonville’s 2019 election:

Office: Mayor

Doreszell Cohen (DEM)

Office: Property Appraiser

Kurt Kraft (DEM)

Office: Sheriff

Mike Williams (REP)

Office: City Council At Large Group 2

William Bishop (REP)

Ron Salem (REP)

Office: City Council At Large Group 4

Matt Carlucci (REP)

Office: City Council District 10

Randolph Hall (DEM)

Kevin Monroe (DEM)

Office: City Council District 12

Randy White (REP)

Office: City Council District 13

Rory Diamond (REP)

Office: City Council District 14

Randy DeFoor (REP)

Earl Testy (REP)

Office: City Council District 5

LeAnna Cumber (REP)

James Jacobs (DEM)

Office: City Council District 6

Michael Boylan (REP)

Rose Conry (REP)

Office: City Council District 7

Victoria Blackman (DEM)

Chaussee Gibson (DEM)

Marc McCullough, Sr. (DEM)

Office: City Council District 8

Brandon Byers (DEM)

Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks (DEM)

Derek R. Washington (DEM)

To see a breakdown of contributions for all the candidates see this Supervisor of Elections webpage.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.