FCC Election

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Tuesday morning was the second in a series of candidate profiles  in the Jacksonville City Council At-Large runoff races this spring. 

Greg Rachal, the Republican Candidate for Jacksonville City Council At Large Group 3 joined us in Studio 5.

His opponent, Democrat Tommy Hazouri, is scheduled to appear on Thursday.

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Several local races are headed to a runoff election in May.

We are profiling the Jacksonville City Council At-Large races this spring as we host the candidates asking for your vote in that runoff.

Wednesday we spoke with City Council At-Large Group1 candidate and former local Democratic leader Lisa King. We have also invited her opponent, Republican incumbent Councilman Terrance Freeman to join us on a future episode.

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Incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry easily fought off challengers, including outgoing Councilwoman Anna Brosche, in Tuesday’s election. 

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For the first time since regaining the right to vote after Amendment 4 was passed last November, Jacksonville’s returning citizens have the opportunity to make their voices heard in Tuesday’s mayoral election, the race for sheriff, City Council races, and more.

Mayoral candidate Omega Allen
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Mayoral candidate Omega Allen, who is running with no party affiliation, spoke about her plans for Jacksonville and answered listener's questions before the March 19 election.

Related: WJCT Voter’s Guide

Dentist Shortage

The Floridians for Access Coalition states that five million Floridians live in areas with a dentist shortage crisis.

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Mayoral Candidate Jimmy Hill joined us to discuss his plans for Jacksonville and what he plans to do in the days leading up to the March 19 election to earn voters' support.

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The city’s grim parade of gun violence and homicides has become an election issue this season, with both challengers to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams calling for change.

Daniel Cronrath, Professor of Political Science at FSCJ, joined us for a closer look at the ad wars – and other issues – in Jacksonville’s mayoral race, which is less than a month away.

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For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

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Mayoral candidate Anna Brosche has hired a top Democratic strategist in the Jacksonville mayor’s race as she seeks to build a bipartisan coalition to unseat incumbent Lenny Curry.

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Jacksonville’s March 19 unitary election mayoral race between current Mayor Lenny Curry, City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche and some lesser known candidates is drawing alot of attention.

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After months of speculation about whether she’d run, At-Large City Councilwoman and past Council President Anna Lopez Brosche entered Jacksonville’s Mayoral race to challenge incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry - a fellow Republican – on Friday. At her campaign kickoff event, Brosche called for more transparency in city government, a stronger focus on public safety and an end to what she says is bullying and cronyism at City Hall.

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For Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

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Tuesday morning, Floridians with a felony conviction became eligible to get their voting rights back under Amendment 4, which was approved in November. We spoke to Ben Frazier, President of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, and local attorney John M.