Two Democrats are competing in the August primary, with the winner facing incumbent Republican lawmaker in November to represent this large Westside Jacksonville district.
Tammyette Thomas won a Democratic primary to advance to the general election against Republican state Rep. Wyman Duggan.
Scroll down to read each candidate’s responses to News4Jax’s questionnaire, presented verbatim as submitted.
Party affiliation: Democratic
Candidate’s family: Christopher Thomas (husband), three children
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Pastor, Business Life Coach, Adjunct Professor
Education: Some College
Political experience: None
What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
- Affordable Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion
- Economic Growth
- Public Education
- Police Reform
How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?
Put people over politics, be accessible and relatable!
What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?
Actually serving the community in District 15 and be the voice to the voiceless!
If elected how would you address the calls for racial justice?
Continue to use my voice against systematic racism and police brutality. Push for law enforcement accountability council and de-escalating training!
What challenges does COVID-19 present to the office you are seeking?
Social distancing and not being able to meet constituents face to face.
Campaign website: tthomasflhouse.com
Campaign’s social media pages: Twitter
Party affiliation: Republican (incumbent)
Campaign website: wymanduggan.com
This candidate has not yet responded to our News4Jax questionnaire.