Mike Weinstein Files To Run For Jax City Council

Jul 24, 2013

 

Former State Representative Mike Weinstein has filed to run for Jacksonville City Council.
Credit MyFlorida.com

A familiar face in Jacksonville politics is hoping to join the City Council.

Former State Representative Mike Weinstein has filed to run for the At-Large Group three seat now held by the term-limited Stephen Joost.

A two-time mayoral candidate, Weinstein says he’s running for Council so he can serve the city while continuing in his position as CEO of Volunteers in Medicine.

Weinstein was Chief Financial Officer under former Jacksonville Mayors Ed Austin and John Delaney.

Before joining Volunteers in Medicine, he was an assistant state attorney and former Executive Director for the State Attorney’s office.

The next city election is in 2015.

Weinstein became an Internet sensation in 2008 after his son Scott Leigh produce what some political followers called the best campaign video they had ever seen.