T.K. Waters and Lakesha Burton, both recently retired from leadership positions in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, won the most votes in August’s five-way first election to elect a replacement for Sheriff Mike Williams. But since neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote, the top two advanced to the November general election.
Jacksonville City Council, District 9
When Councilman Garrett Dennis resigned to run for a seat in the Florida Legislature, three candidates signed up to run in a special August election for District 9, Jacksonville City Council. Democrat Tyrona Clark-Murray received 53% of the vote and was elected to fill the seat through next June. She must run for re-election next spring to win a full four-year term.
Duval County School Board, District 6
Tanya Hardaker is challenging incumbent board member Charlotte Joyce in Duval County School Board’s District 2, which represents most of southwest Duval County, including Riverside, Avondale and Argyle Forest. As this is a nonpartisan office, all voters in the district will see this race on the August ballot.
Duval County races on November ballot
In addition to second elections (runoffs) for any Duval County School Board or Jacksonville City Council race where no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in August, other elective offices in the county and its beaches will appear on the general election ballot in November:
Duval County School Board, District 2
Two candidates are seeking the votes for Duval County School Board’s District 2, which represents part of Southside and all of Intracoastal West and Duval County’s beaches. As this is a nonpartisan office, all voters in the district will see this race on the August ballot.