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Jacksonville City Council race; criminal justice reform; celebrating local Black leaders; Jacksonville International Auto Show

Democrat Tracye Polson and Republican Nick Howland got the highest share of the vote, and will face a runoff election in February.
Claire Heddles
Democrat Tracye Polson and Republican Nick Howland will face a runoff election this month.

There is new polling out from UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab that shows the two candidates running to replace the late Tommy Hazouri on the Jacksonville City Council are neck in neck. Democrat Tracye Polson holds a 1-point lead over Republican Nick Howland in the runoff election. Early voting is underway now, and Election Day is next Tuesday.

Guest: Dr. Tracye Polson, social worker, psychiatrist, Jacksonville City Council candidate.

Criminal justice reform

The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment has hundreds of members from the local faith community. They focus on criminal justice issues and other matters of social concern. ICARE says Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams is ignoring their requests for police to stop arresting adults for nonviolent offenses.

Guest: Geneva Pittman, ICARE treasurer and St. Paul AME Church member.

Celebrating Black leaders

This Saturday, more than 100 Black-owned businesses will gather at the Melanin Market at noon. A parade will honor and recognize influential Black leaders.

Guest: Angie Nixon, state representative.

Jacksonville International Auto Show

Florida’s premier auto show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center today through Sunday. The return of the show comes at a great time for the local car and truck industry.

Guest: Lowell Briggs, director of marketing and PR for The Paragon Group, organizers of the Jacksonville International Auto Show.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.