Tag: Darren Mason
Joni Ernst, Ron DeSantis. Image via Ernst's Twitter.

A.G. GancarskiJuly 3, 2018

Congressman Al Lawson, who faces a competitive Democratic primary from former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown in his bid for re-election in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, intends to compete for votes in Brown’s backyard. The latest example: Lawson opening up a campaign headquarters Tuesday evening in Duval. The HQ opening kicks off at 4:30 p.m., at 1689 Dunn […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 28, 2018

As the campaign heats up in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, Congressman Al Lawson, facing a primary challenge from former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, will have reinforcements on the ground in Duval County. Primary among them: Darren Mason, who is a former Duval Democrats vice-chair, former assistant to Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan and a current at-large council candidate. Lawson, whose […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 11, 2018

May offered more of the same in the Jacksonville City Council at-large race to succeed termed-out Democrat John Crescimbeni. Namely, Republican Ron Salem continued his monetary domination of the field, which includes 2015 Republican mayoral hopeful Bill Bishop and Duval Democratic party official Darren Mason. Salem brought in $4,650 in May from nine donations, pushing him up over $156,000 […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 7, 2018

When then-Jacksonville City Councilman Bill Bishop finished a strong third in the 2015 mayor’s race, the Republican vowed that he would run for Mayor again, before endorsing Democrat Alvin Brown over the eventual Republican winner, Lenny Curry. Both the early declaration of a mayoral re-do and the cross-party endorsement of Brown seemed like a safe bet at the […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 7, 2018

The money chase in the Jacksonville City Council at-large group 2 race continues to go Republican Ron Salem‘s way. February saw Salem clear $150,000 cash on hand between hard money and lucre in his “Moving Jacksonville Forward” political committee. Salem brought in $6,800 in new money to his campaign account in February, despite a $1,000 refund […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 5, 2016

A new era began for the Duval Democrats Monday night. As expected, the Duval Democrats elected Sen. Audrey Gibson to be the new party chair. The Democratic conclave saw a majority of Democratic city council members on hand: John Crescimbeni, Joyce Morgan, Reggie Brown, Garrett Dennis and Reggie Gaffney. School Board Chair Paula Wright was also on hand. (Notable: Councilwoman Morgan’s council […]


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