Jimmy Hill distances himself from charge that Jacksonville vote was rigged
Jacksonville Mayoral candidate Jimmy Hill [Photo: A.G. Gancarski]

JIMMY HILL
Hill finished fourth in a four-candidate field.

Republican Jimmy Hill, the fourth place finisher in the Jacksonville Mayoral race, caused a stir Wednesday with suggestions the fix was in.

 His Facebook post suggests he agrees with the proposition posited by his wife and campaign manager: that over 30,000 people told her that they voted for Hill.

Dean Black, chair of the Duval County Republicans, lamented “Hill’s seeming support for baseless allegations of voting irregularities and a mysterious missing 30,000 votes as being behind his crushing defeat in Tuesday’s election [as], quite simply, ridiculous.

“It is also an insult to the integrity and honor of Mayor Lenny Curry and Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan. Mayor Curry won fair and square and Mike Hogan ran open and honest elections,” Black said. 

In a series of comments on the local party’s Facebook page, Hill distanced himself from the controversy.

“dean you owe me an apology for this post … you need to do some research before you make such a post the comments were from another party .not from Jimmy Hill,” the candidate contended.

Hill has been evasive on campaign issues before.

When asked about his campaign’s primary benefactor being Sen. Jack Latvala, who left the Senate in scandal that included sexually harassing Mayor Curry’s chief of staff, Hill was coy.

Hill said he wasn’t aware of that “conflict,” but was “excited to get money” for the campaign.

Curry’s campaign didn’t buy it, calling Hill a “willing patsy of a serial sexual harasser.”

In his victory speech Tuesday, Curry did not acknowledge Hill or fellow Republican Anna Brosche, as he did independent candidate Omega Allen and write-in candidate Mike Romero.

Brosche, meanwhile, was absent from her City Council committee Wednesday evening.

A.G. Gancarski

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


4 comments

  • Frankie M.

    March 21, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Na Na Na hey hey hey goodbye” was sang briefly at ⁦
    @lennycurry
    ⁩ party

    Just when I don’t think sore winner LC could go any lower you go & do something like this! I shouldn’t be surprised. I should expect this by now. I noticed Lenny didn’t thank his opponents like he did during the debates. Is this bc nobody cares or bc the cameras weren’t rolling or both? He did thank omega allen. Did he bakroll her too? 2 cities 1 Jax

  • Jane Smart

    March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Why would any voter want a mayor who is in bankruptcy? Jimmy Hill needs to pay his creditors & stop blaming others for his financial woes!
    Jimmy also needs to apologize to Mayor Curry & the other duly elected officials then go away!

    • Concerned Citizen

      March 25, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Two words for you… President Trump. And Curry caused the bankruptcy by crashing a 21 year old regional boating event that supported hundreds of businesses and non profits. Clearly you are getting paid by him, like the other angry people who are so full of rage even though they won. The voter turnout shows that the only people who voted were afraid of losing their jobs or their contracts with the city. Never seen a group of winners act so mean.

  • Sherry JHill

    March 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Gancarski… you really should research and fact check before you print things you hack. I wrote that post and I am a volunteer I happened to be Jimmy Hill’s sister. What a creepy and disturbing thing that you posted. What is wrong with you?

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