Anna Brosche, Aaron Bowman gain support in bids for Jacksonville council leadership - Florida Politics

Anna Brosche, Aaron Bowman gain support in bids for Jacksonville council leadership

On Tuesday, the race to be the next president of the Jacksonville City Council tightened up, with Anna Brosche getting her fifth commitment.

Meanwhile, Aaron Bowman — the frontrunner in the race for vice-president — expanded his lead over Scott Wilson.

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On the presidential side, Matt Schellenberg pledged to support his fellow Republican, joining Sam NewbyAl FerraroAaron Bowman and the candidate herself in support of Brosche.

Brosche has five pledges. The current council vice-president, John Crescimbeni, has seven committed supporters (Tommy HazouriBill GullifordGreg AndersonJim LoveScott WilsonJoyce Morgan, and Crescimbeni himself.

It takes ten to win.

Currently uncommitted: Danny Becton, President Lori BoyerReggie GaffneyKatrina BrownGarrett DennisReggie Brown, and Doyle Carter.

Gaffney, Brown, Dennis, and Brown are all Democrats, like Crescimbeni. They held a meeting last week to hear what candidates for the top job had to offer their districts. They have yet to commit to any candidate, and Gaffney was a question mark until the vote itself last year, when he voted for Crescimbeni, swinging the election.

The other three are Republicans.

Meanwhile, the race for veep is also lively.

Aaron Bowman, came out of Tuesday with six commitments, compared to three for Scott Wilson.

Schellenberg backs Bowman, as does Doyle Carter.

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