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Endorsements Fly In Jacksonville Mayor's Race

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Murphy Stidham
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WJCT News

With one week to go till Election Day, endorsements are flying in the Jacksonville mayoral race between Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry.

Former Mayor John Delaney is throwing his support behind Curry.

Delaney, now president of UNF, says he’s stepping off the sidelines in the mayor’s race to endorse Curry over incumbent mayor Alvin Brown believing City Hall needs a fresh take.

In particular he cites the city’s finances as the reason for his endorsement of his fellow Republican.

Delaney said, “The major issues hitting the city, like the police and fire pension fund, we’ve gone backward, then there’s a task force. The port, no movement, just a task force.”

Curry also has former mayor John Peyton’s endorsement.

Meanwhile, Mayor Brown has endorsements of his own including former mayor Jake Godbold and activist Wayne Wood.

Listen to the full interview with John Delaney on today’s episode of the First Coast Connect podcast on iTunes.