Duval Democratic Party Weighs Whether To Mount Recall Effort Against Mayor Curry

Jan 7, 2020

The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Daniel Henry said a growing concern over the JEA scandal, and other allegations of corruption involving the Kids Hope Alliance have led him to look at the issue.

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“When it comes to recalling the mayor, it’s definitely something we’re considering,” Henry said.

To recall a city official in Florida first requires a petition drive.

Supporters of recalling Curry would have to gather tens of thousands of signatures within a 30 day period to start the process.

Henry said this is what they’d be asked when considering to sign the petition:

Today right now, do you have faith that the mayor's office, that the city government is looking out for your best interest? We have to show people an opportunity to give their voice.

WJCT News reached out to Mayor Curry’s office but had not received a response by the time of this story’s publication. If the mayor or his office responds, this story will be updated.

The Duval Democrats have also called for State Attorney Melissa Nelson to recuse her office from investigating JEA.

Melissa Ross can be reached at mross@wjct.org, 904-358-6382 or on Twitter at @MelissainJax.