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Email insights: Lenny Curry makes it official, promises change, leadership

Jacksonville wants change and opportunity, says the latest email from Republican candidate Lenny Curry, who is in “full swing” and ready to make his bid for Mayor official this week.

Change and leadership are exactly what Curry is promising voters he will bring to the mayor’s office, as he announces a qualifying kickoff event on Wednesday.

“If there is one resounding theme I have heard,” Curry said in an email for the upcoming campaign-qualifying period, “it is ‘Jacksonville needs real leadership.’”

“With each new voter I talk to,” he added, “I am able to gain insight into some of the problems our city faces and what we need to do to reclaim Jacksonville’s greatness.”

“Team Curry” – what has been described as an “efficient operation” — is standing tall with confidence, sure to be a major factor in the success of the mayoral race.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they have racked up a number of blockbuster fundraising and big-name victories, including endorsements from  Sheriff John Rutherford, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Curry, an executive and former Republican Party of Florida chair, is inviting friends, family and supporters to a grand opening party on Wednesday. The event begins 5:30 p.m. at his Campaign Headquarters, 3428 Beach Blvd in Jacksonville.

Duval County qualifying is between Noon, January 12 and Noon, January 16 for all City of Jacksonville candidates, including write-ins. As it stands now, Curry is facing Democratic incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown and Republican City Councilman Bill Bishop in the general election on March 24. If no candidate gets a majority of votes, the top two candidates will face off in a runoff May 19.

RSVPs are still available online through Eventbrite. For more information, call (904) 994-0298.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, editor and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including His broad range included covering news, local government and entertainment reviews for, technical articles, and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine as well as advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached at

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