Donna Deegan adds another Republican endorsement for Jacksonville mayoral bid
Deegan is the mayoral frontrunner, if her poll is right.

Donna Deegan
GOP Council members aren't all sold on Daniel Davis.

Another Republican on the Jacksonville City Council is crossing party lines in the mayoral race.

Council member Randy DeFoor is endorsing Democrat Donna Deegan, rejecting the “thuggery” of the Republican’s campaign, a seeming reference to the bare-knuckle tactics used by Davis’ operation through the March “First Election” and the ongoing General Election.

“The simple facts are these: How you run a campaign is reflective of how you will govern. If that is true, Daniel Davis’ campaign has shown clearly who he is and who and what values will be guiding him in the future. I believe that four, potentially eight more years of that kind of thuggery shown in the campaign will wreak havoc on our city. No one can be safe, or prosper in a city run with Chicago-style rules, and the truth goes out the window. Worse, he and his handlers seek to divide us, neighbor against neighbor,” DeFoor asserted.

“Donna Deegan and I do not agree on some issues, but I know her heart, and she loves our city and would not make a move that would harm her home. Like my family, she is a multi-generation Jacksonville native. She is honest. And right now that is more important than anything else. I urge everyone to pause and ponder the issue of honesty before they vote.”

Added Deegan of the cross-party endorsement: “Councilwoman DeFoor has always shown a willingness to do what’s right regardless of party. I’m grateful to have her support and look forward to working with everyone who loves this city to make Jacksonville work for all of us. It’s time to put aside the politics of fear and division and bring this community together.”

DeFoor joins another Republican Council member, Matt Carlucci, in rejecting the GOP candidate ahead of the May 16 General Election.

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


  • Liberal Lunatic

    May 10, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Democrats would never cross party lines and support a Republican. Shame on these windsock Republicans.

    • Elliott Offen

      May 10, 2023 at 9:40 am

      👆 Windsock heterosexual 👉🏳️‍🌈

      • Liberal Lunatic

        May 10, 2023 at 10:49 am

        That’s right. A flaming heterosexual at that.😜

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 10, 2023 at 12:51 pm

      Wrong. Duval Democrats switched registration to vote for SA Melissa Nelson in a recent GOP primary, helping her defeat the neanderthal Angela Corey.

  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 10, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Florida Dems are like moderate Republicans.. this is why they lose.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 10, 2023 at 10:35 am

      You are correct, but it’s not just Fleur D’uh Dems that are center right. Even the most liberal wing of the Dems is center right nationally here in USA. The USA has, effectively, no left whatsoever (outside, perhaps, Portland OR). Differences between parties at the political and economic layers are virtually nil. Wedge issues and racism/nationalism are all that separate the Dhems from the MAGAs, and on the wedge issues, the MAGAs have unfortunately already won with their SCOTUS in control till about 2065 at the earliest unless any of them suffer an untimely demise such as heart attack, stroke, playing with fire such as enabling the MAGAs who will turn against them based purely upon one orange person’s whim.

  • Donna 4 Duval

    May 10, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    That’s roughly 5K republicans crossing over

  • Fence post

    May 10, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Shame Shame my former Republic people that crossed our Party
    She’s not true to anything I’ll remember you 2 birds if you ever run again!
    But then again I never did care for a carlucci

  • lie lie lie

    May 10, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Deegan will divide the city. She wants to destroy historic Confederate monuments. A large portion of the city, does not want these monuments taken down, as shown in poll after poll. So, Donna is a lier.

  • Simon Bazyler

    May 10, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    She is true to her former husband. She was spot on for supporting Gillum right?

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