Duval Democrats Conclude Investigation Into Alleged Corruption by Party Chair

May 12, 2021

The Duval County Democratic Party has said it will reveal the results of a corruption investigation into party chair Daniel Henry later this month. 

City Council Member Garrett Dennis, also a Democrat, filed a grievance against Henry in March after Henry allegedly held improper meetings about the upcoming redistricting effort. One of those meetings was with City Council Republican Rory Diamond. The complaint alleges that Henry improperly colluded with Diamond to fix City Council districts in Jacksonville’s upcoming redistricting process, which happens every 10 years. 

Henry has denied those allegations; he said that Diamond approached him, and he was not receptive to the Republican’s requests. 

“I received an invitation by Councilman Diamond to have drinks in late January,” Henry told WJCT News in March. “In that conversation he blindsided me with an offer to work together on redistricting. I told him I wasn’t interested and declined the offer.” 

Diamond has also denied any impropriety. 

The Democratic party board is scheduled to vote to certify the findings at the next Democratic Party meeting on May 17. 

Contact Sydney Boles at sboles@wjct.org, or on Twitter at @sydneyboles.