Jacksonville City Council Al Ferraro member said Saturday he intends to run for mayor in 2023, telling supporters he will follow through on providing essential services to residents, focus on public safety and govern the same way he promises to do on the campaign trail.
“I look at our city and I don’t think crime is getting to a point that’s bad," Ferraro told WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union. "It’s way past bad. It’s way, way past bad.”
He said he has done community walks with the Sheriff's Office, worked with neighborhood-based organizations trying to bring down violent crime, and talked to families who lost loved ones.
"It's just horrible what's happening," he said.
Ferraro, 58, has served on City Council since 2015 representing District 2 that covers a large portion of the Northside and dips across the St. Johns River into a part of East Arlington, where he lives with his wife, Amy.
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