Democrat Brenda Priestly Jackson has won the race for Jacksonville’s District 10 Council seat, beating Democrat Celestine Mills by 65.26% to 43.74% with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial tallies Tuesday night.
Jackson will serve residents of parts of Northwest Jacksonville.
Jackson is an attorney and the executive director of Dynamic Education Foundation, Inc., which prepares high school athletes with NCAA eligibility, as well as helping with high school graduation and college enrollment. She served on the Duval County School Board from 2002 until 2010.
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Jackson told WJCT News that "educational alignment" is the most pressing issue facing the residents of District 10.
“If we don't graduate young people timely from high school, there's a direct correlation between our failure to graduate them timely and then they’re not having opportunities after they get out of school," she said.