Al Ferraro stretches cash lead in Jacksonville City Council re-election
Al Ferraro started slow in mayoral fundraising.

One of Mayor Lenny Curry's chief allies on the Jacksonville City Council, Al Ferraro continues to win the resource war in his re-election bid.

One of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s chief allies on the Jacksonville City Council continues to win the resource war in his re-election bid.

Republican Al Ferraro, seeking his second and final term on the 19-person legislative body, stretched his money lead over Democratic challenger Carson Tranquille in the most recent reporting period.

Since only two candidates have filed in this District 2 race, it will be decided in March.

Between Jan. 26 and Feb. 8, Ferraro brought in $8,200, pushing his total raised to $88,830.

Ferraro is not a historically splashy fundraiser, and that two week period was his best reporting period since March 2018.

Among the donors: Jacksonville University President Tim Cost and Waste Management.

Ferraro has over $57,000 on hand, giving him an almost four-to-one cash advantage over Tranquille, who spent more than he raised in the same two-week time period.

Between Jan. 26 and Feb. 8, Tranquille raised just $2,550 and spent $5,528. He has under $16,000 on hand.

Tranquille’s biggest donation in that period was just $250.

In 2015, Ferraro defeated Democrat Lisa King to win the seat. King is now running at-large.

Tranquille, a former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office chief, has never run for office before.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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