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A recap of election night; Hug-a-Farmer Spring Market; What’s Good Wednesday

Donna Deegan and Daniel Davis
Donna Deegan and Daniel Davis.

We still don’t know who the next mayor of Jacksonville will be.

That’s because no candidate got the percentage needed to win yesterday’s election outright. Democrat Donna Deegan and Republican Daniel Davis received the most votes out of the crowded field and will advance to a runoff election in May.

Last month, City Councilwoman Randy DeFoor appeared on this program and said that Daniel Davis was deeply involved behind the scenes in the failed push to sell JEA — something she said needs to be highlighted in the mayor’s race.

In addition to the mayoral runoff, several City Council races will be decided during the May runoffs.

We reached out to Daniel Davis’ campaign but did not get a response.


  • Donna Deegan, Democratic candidate for Jacksonville mayor.
  • A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics and Jacksonville Today.

Hug-a-Farmer Spring Market

This week is National Agriculture Week and today is Hug-a-Farmer Day.

To celebrate, the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District and the Murray Hill Farmers Market are hosting a Hug-a-Farmer Spring Market later today.

Guest: Tiffany Bess, vice chair of the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District and the program lead for Start Farming/

What’s Good Wednesday

  • Helen Covington of Avondale, a 68-year-old retired schoolteacher, has been chosen to represent America later this year in the Women’s World Golf Croquet Tournament.
  • Jacksonville-based Harbinger Sign is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an event that includes a new exhibit opening at the Florida Mining gallery. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 1 at the company’s national headquarters at 5300 Shad Road.
  • The Epilepsy Alliance Florida will host its annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy this Saturday in Jacksonville to raise funds for people living with epilepsy. The walk will start on the lawn in front of Village Bread Cafe at 9:15 a.m. Registration will open at 8 a.m.
  • The Amelia Island Dance series with Crescendo Amelia is back starting this Sunday. Each event in the series will feature a 14-piece big band and will have a theme.
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Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.