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Duval County tax collector

Duval County tax collector is a countywide position and, despite party listed, the office is nonpartisan and will appear on all ballots. The position is open following the resignation of Michael Corrigan to become the chief executive officer of Visit Jacksonville.

Mia Jones and Jim Overton received the most votes in a four-way primary in August and will face each other in the November general election.


Mia Jones

Age: 50

Party: Democrat

Candidate's family: Husband, Mr. George C. Davis

Occupation: CEO, Agape Community Health Center, Inc.

Education: B. S. Accounting from FAMU and MBA from FAMU

Political experience: Former Florida State Representative (2008 - 2016) and Former Member Jacksonville City Council (2003 - 2008)

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

I have been prepared for this position at this time.

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

1) Flexibility in Office Hours
2) Customer Service
3) Citizen Education of the Services Rendered by the Office.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

I can help voters in a way that other cannot because I have a vision for the office that will increase the usefulness of the office and the quality of the service.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 
I would hope to be remembered for modernizing the office; creating a culture of employee growth and development; having the office recognized across the state and country for the services being rendered.

Website: electmiajones.com
Social media: Facebook / Twitter


Jim Overton

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Age: 65

Party: Republican

Candidate's family: Connie (spouse), Sarah, Will

Occupation: Realtor/Consultant

Education: BS Washington & Lee Univ, Master of Public Administration UNF

Political experience: City Council President, Duval County Property Appraiser

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less.

Hire a pro for a very important job.

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

1. The collector has a big job, a $17.5 million budget, 226 employees, handling $2 billion of taxes annually.
2. This is not a political job, it's a complex administrative job.
3. While the Tax Collector's Office is currently well run the challenge is to improve speed and customer satisfaction.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

Of the 4 candidates I have by far the most relevant training and experience. 
My record is one of earning public trust, with efficiency, fairness and transparency.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

He did a good job as the Tax Collector, motivating a professional staff to serve the taxpayers using his experience to run a fair and efficient office.

Website: jimoverton.com
Social media:Facebook