Your Voice Matters: We’re interviewing every Jacksonville mayoral candidate. What are your questions?

The seven Jacksonville mayoral candidates News4JAX plans to interview in the coming weeks. (Copyright 2023 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In the coming weeks, News4JAX is planning to sit down with all eight candidates who are running for Jacksonville mayor in the 2023 election.

This Week In Jacksonville host Kent Justice will have each of the candidates on his show starting this week for in-depth interviews.

Kent will start by speaking with three of the candidates on Thursday for his show that airs on Sunday morning. His first group of interviews will feature two candidates that have already made headlines with their attack ads in recent weeks — Republicans LeAnna Cumber and Daniel Davis. Perennial candidate Omega Allen, who is not affiliated with any party, will also be on the show this week.

Candidates for Jacksonville Mayor, LeAnna Cumber and Daniel Davis (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

Kent is known around News4JAX for being prepared with a long list of relevant questions for everyone he interviews, but this time we need your help.

As part of our Your Voice Matters campaign, we want to hear the questions you have for the candidates and what issues matter most to you heading into the March election.

Click here to fill out a form to ask your questions and we will pick some to ask the candidates. You can either ask a general question or ask a question of a specific candidate.

The whole idea is that we want voters to tell us what is important to people living in Jacksonville, not the candidates.

Next week, Democrats Donna Deegan and Audrey Gibson will be joined by Republican Al Ferraro. The week after that, the final two qualified candidates will be interviewed: Republican Frank Keasler and write-in candidate Brian Griffin.

We plan to write stories about each of the candidates and their responses so you know where they stand on important issues, so look out for that starting next week.

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Anchor and reporter Kent Justice, host of This Week In Jacksonville. (Copyright 2023 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

This Week In Jacksonville

Every Sunday morning we broadcast This Week in Jacksonville on Channel 4. On the show, Kent talks with news and policymakers, politicians and political analysts about issues affecting our communities. Now, we are continuing the conversation with extra analysis and insight on our streaming platform News4JAX+. This week, you’ll find an interview with Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis about legislative priorities for the 2023 session and his push to ban TikTok on college campuses.

News4JAX+ is available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Android TV and Chromecast. Just search News4JAX on your streaming device to download.

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Digital reporter who has lived in Jacksonville for more than 25 years and focuses on important local issues like education and the environment.