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.