Democratic Rep. Al Lawson will begin the week in Jacksonville, ascertaining the priorities of the eastern flank of Florida’s far-flung Congressional District 5.
Lawson plans to spend Monday through Wednesday working in town, with the following tentative itinerary.
Monday will see Lawson working out of his new Jacksonville office on N. Davis Street in LaVilla. He will meet with various organizations.
Tuesday sees Lawson at public events.
The morning will find Lawson at Ribault, where he will participate in a roundtable on education, and participate in flight simulation at the school’s aviation academy.
The afternoon finds Lawson at Eureka Garden with Mayor Lenny Curry and (schedule permitting) Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis.
Expect the press gaggle at that event to get interesting, as Lawson (like every other Democrat in Washington) has been critical of President Donald Trump, a Lenny Curry favorite.
Lawson, a regional whip in the House, is well-regarded by leadership and looks impervious to a challenge from his eastern flank in next year’s primary.
With that in mind, he is doing the work of a safe incumbent, building relationships and getting a better understanding of local priorities.
We will be on hand at the Eureka Garden event.