Congressional District 5

Rep. Al Lawson Tries To Fend Off Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

Aug 24, 2018

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is facing a serious Democratic primary challenge from a former Jacksonville mayor as he seeks a second term in a congressional district that stretches across a large part of North Florida.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Fleming Island Republican Glo Smith and former Democratic State Sen. Al Lawson, of Tallahassee, debated before Jacksonville’s Southside Business Men’s Club Wednesday, each making the case why he or she should succeed Corrine Brown in Congressional District 5.

Al Lawson

Corrine Brown’s indictment on 24 charges of fraud may provide a political opening for her biggest challenger, former state Sen. Al Lawson of Tallahassee.

Lawson is the most high-profile contender to replace Brown in the District 5 Congressional seat she’s held for more than two decades.

He joins us to discuss his platform.

Cindy Landham

Sources: Federal Grand Jury Reaches Decision On Corrine Brown

Jul 7, 2016
Corrine Brown
U.S. House of Representatives

A federal grand jury has concluded its proceedings, including an investigation of Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida). News4Jax also learned federal prosecutors could announce a decision as early as Friday.

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Corrine Brown

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, said Wednesday she will run for re-election in her newly redrawn District 5.

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Corrine Brown

TALLAHASSEE — A federal court turned aside Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown's legal fight to keep her current district intact, setting the stage for a campaign that will range from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

A three-judge panel based in Tallahassee unanimously ruled against Brown on Monday, saying she could not prove that a new east-west configuration of her district would dilute the ability of African-American voters to elect a candidate of their choice in 2016 or beyond. Brown's current district, which was found by the Florida Supreme Court to violate the state Constitution, ambles from Jacksonville in the north to Orlando in the south.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A coalition of voting rights groups is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5).