Randy DeFoor Wins District 14 City Council Race
Republican Randy DeFoor has won the race for Jacksonville’s District 14 Council seat, beating Democrat Sunny Gettinger by 51.2% to 48.8% with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns Tuesday night.
The District 14 councilwoman-elect will represent part of Jacksonville's Westside.
DeFoor is the senior vice president and national agency council for Fidelity National Financial. She served as a commissioner of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission from 2006 to 2012 and currently serves on the Jacksonville International Airport Community Redevelopment Area Board.
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She told WJCT News that public safety is the most pressing issue facing District 14.
“What we know for sure is there is a direct correlation between more officers and less crime. We know that. So I think we need to continue that. I would like to see more officers,” DeFoor said.
She also said more preschool and after-school programs are needed.
Gettinger has worked for Google, most recently as the lead on Google Fiber’s exploration of Jacksonville and other cities. She’s served as the chair of the Riverside Arts Market and the Riverside Avondale Preservation Board.