Though $80,000 of it came via personal loan, Duval County Property Appraiser Jerry Holland turned heads in April with $100,000 raised.
Holland, a popular Republican in his first term on the job, faces nominal opposition … but, given the potential of more serious opposition getting into the race, he’s not taking chances.
Among the donors: a number of local development companies; former Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver; Preston Haskell; and the insurance agency of current City Council candidate Matt Carlucci.
Holland’s sole opponent, Democrat Kurt Kraft, is entirely self-financed and has under $700 on hand.
Unless a certain termed-out Democratic Jacksonville City Councilman gets in this race, Holland looks like a safe bet for re-election on the 2019 ballot.