Deegan faces panel of local journalists in televised event; Davis attends separate untelevised event with parents
The Mayoral Candidate Forum is happening Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the WJXT-4 studios. Kent Justice along with journalists from First Coast News, WJCT and the Florida Times Union will ask questions to one of the two candidates, Democrat Donna Deegan. Both candidates, Deegan and Republican Daniel Davis were invited months ago. Deegan accepted, Davis declined.
How do you feel about bringing back pensions for new police officers and firefighters in Jacksonville?
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Emails detail timeline of permitting process for Donna Foundation’s Mother’s Day 5k
Newly-obtained emails from city of Jacksonville employees reveal additional details about the permitting process for an upcoming 5k road race organized by the DONNA Foundation, the non-profit founded years ago by now-mayoral candidate Donna Deegan.
Key Black Republican leaders offer ‘no comment’ on mayoral attack ad focusing on Deegan at BLM protests
A new political ad paid for by the Republican Party attacking the Democratic candidate for mayor of Jacksonville Donna Deegan and her support of Black Lives Matter prompted News4JAX to ask Black Republican lawmakers their opinions on the matter.
Deegan calls new mayoral attack ad ‘racially insensitive’; Davis doubles down on claim she wants to defund JSO
The ad approved by Republican candidate Daniel Davis accuses his Democratic opponent Donna Deegan of attending all the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Jacksonville after the 2020 death of George Floyd.
Crime, underserved neighborhoods, stadium renovations: Mayoral candidates wrangle issues important to Jacksonville voters
With less than two weeks until the mayoral election in Duval County, the seven candidates who will appear on the ballot met Wednesday for a News4JAX debate in partnership with JU’s Public Policy Institute, where they addressed questions aimed at bettering the future of the city.
While vote-by-mail ballots are being delivered, negative TV ads continue
As Jacksonville gets ready to elect a new mayor, vote by mail ballots are now being delivered and early voting begins in 24 days. But what’s been happening for some time now is the negative ads in the mayor's race, raising concern among the public and the candidates.
Ads suggest heated race between Republicans Cumber, Davis in race for Jacksonville mayor
With city elections for the mayor and other key positions around the corner in March, voters may have noticed the heated turned up between Republican candidates LeAnna Cumber and Danial Davis in intense campaign ads being aired on TV.
LeAnna Cumber’s lawyer says Mayor Lenny Curry behind ‘manufactured controversy’ over JEA dealings
In 47 days, Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new mayor, and while there are seven candidates running for the spot, most of the attention lately has been on two Republicans — LeAnna Cumber and Daniel Davis.
City Council to reopen JEA committee to find out if Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber misled council investigators
Jacksonville City Council President Terrance Freeman on Wednesday said he plans to reopen a special investigatory committee on the attempted sale of JEA after emails and text messages that contradict statements by sitting councilwoman LeAnna Cumber recently surfaced.
As Florida tries to change ‘Resign to run’ laws, Mayor curry wants voters to implement them in Jacksonville
Some Florida Republican lawmakers are looking for the state to change “Resign to run” laws so Gov. Ron DeSantis can feasibly run for president without resigning as governor. Locally, Duval County Republican Mayor Lenny Curry is pushing for Jacksonville voters to pass a “Resign to run” law.
First Baptist Church to sell 90% of its downtown property
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - First Baptist Church of Jacksonville has announced plans to reduce its downtown buildings from ten city blocks to just one. The church plans to sell nine of its 10 blocks and Lambert tells News4Jax that offers have already come in. Daniel Davis, the president of JAX Chamber, wants to work with the church and developers to grow this section of downtown. Lambert plans to renovate the churchs oldest sanctuary, the Hobson Auditorium. First Baptist also operates a school, First Baptist Academy.