Lenny Curry

Republican Party of Clay County / Facebook

Jacksonville’s mayoral race is off and running with four candidates now filed to challenge incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown, who is of course seeking re-election.

Wi-Fi, Curt Clawson, and Lenny Curry are in the headlines today.

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The city’s mayoral election is more than a year away, but the candidates are already off and running.

Mayor Alvin Brown / Pam Hinds / Facebook

Things got interesting this week in the Jacksonville mayor’s race.

Surplus teachers, Jarvis Tyrone Lee, and Lenny Curry are in the headlines today.

Dougher Emerges As Favorite For GOP State Party Chair

May 8, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — With the official vote more than three weeks away and less than six months before crucial statewide elections, the head of the Clay County GOP appears a shoe-in to replace outgoing Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry.

Republican Party of Florida

Peter Rummell, the powerful fundraiser who backed Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown's successful campaign in 2011, has publicly broken from the mayor.

Rummell told the editorial board for the Florida-Times Union this week that Brown "doesn’t know how to manage… he has no courage… he’s wimped out.”

Rummell has now said that he will support Florida GOP chairman,  Lenny Curry in the 2015 mayoral election. Curry told Florida Republican Party leaders Thursday that he was stepping down as state chair.

Florida Times-Union

Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton says he will run for Mayor of Jacksonville. He expects to file in the next few days.

The Office of Mayor Alvin Brown

According to a new University of North Florida poll, Mayor Alvin Brown’s approval rating has dropped in the past year, but he still leads all potential challengers for re-election.