City Council District 12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Each of the city's 14 districts is represented by its own council member elected by voters in that district. Each candidates' party affiliation is listed on the ballot, but the city holds unitary elections, so Duval County registered voters of any party can vote for any candidate. 

Incumbent Councilman Randy White is challenged by David A. Taylor in this district that covers the southwest corner of Duval County.

  Candidates for Jacksonville City Council District 9

 

News4Jax asks each candidate for office a uniform set of questions hoping to get beyond campaign statements or media filters to help voters decide which candidate they will support. Below are the candidates' verbatim responses.


David TaylorDavid A. Taylor

Party affiliation: Republican

Age: 46

Candidate's family: Wife-Katie. Daughter-Shelby

Occupation: Attorney

Education: B.A. at University of Florida. Juris Doctor at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL.

Political experience: Past President of River City Republican Club

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
Public Safety. Schools. Pension reform/funding.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?
By bringing proven business experience to city government.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?
Reducing taxes and/or eliminating fees and getting the City of Jacksonville's fiscal house in order.

Campaign website: None
Social media: Facebook


Randy WhiteRandy White

Party affiliation: Republican

Age: 64

Candidate's family: Married to my wife, Julie, since 1978. We have two daughters, Kristy and Misty, two successful son-in-law's, and five grandchildren.

Occupation: 32 year career with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and retired in 2011 as the Deputy Director Assistant Fire Chief.

Education: Paxon High School

Political experience: District Councilman since August of 2018

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

1. Public Safety and Strong Neighborhoods
2. Job Growth and Economic Development
3. Education and Preventative Programs for our Children

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?
My 32 year career as a local Jacksonville Fireman gives me a unique perspective and qualification to help stem the tide of crime in our City in order to grow our job base and build stronger neighborhoods for our families to prosper.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?
I am deeply committed to listening to the people in order to bring fresh ideas, energy, and enthusiasm for the citizens of this district. I am motivated to help our families, neighborhoods, businesses and educational institutions. I hope to be remembered for honesty, a genuine care for people and making our city the best place to call home.

Campaign website: voterandywhite.com
Social media: None


Early voting runs from March 4 through 17 at more than a dozen locations, with all Duval County precincts open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 19. Vote-by-mail ballots are available from the Supervisor of Elections Office and must be returned by 7 p.m. March 19.

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