Tag: Jake Godbold

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 19, 2018

Jacksonville University hosted six mayors — current mayor Lenny Curry, and his predecessors Alvin Brown, John Peyton, John Delaney, Tommy Hazouri, and Jake Godbold — Wednesday, with a topic as big as Jacksonville history itself. Namely, the city/county Consolidation fifty years prior. Consolidation brought an efficiency of services, but came with a price. African-Americans were divested of political power, and promises were […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 12, 2018

Ahead of a Friday visit from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to endorse Congressman Al Lawson in the Democratic Primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, former Jacksonville Mayor Jake Godbold endorsed another former mayor, Alvin Brown, for the seat. Brown, mounting a challenge to Lawson, sees this as a key endorsement. In a short video, Godbold said he’ll be […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2017

Two elected Jacksonville Democrats — state Rep. Tracie Davis and School Board member Warren Jones — endorsed Gwen Graham for Governor Monday. Graham had already been endorsed by former Jacksonville Mayors Jake Godbold and City Councilmen Tommy Hazouri and Garrett Dennis, and thus far is the only candidate for Governor on the Democratic side to score meaningful Jacksonville endorsements. “I’m proud to have […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 26, 2017

Last Thursday night, a former Jacksonville mayor gave his blessing to a power move from the current mayor. Jake Godbold’s remarks, delivered to the Jacksonville Historical Society, validated current Mayor Lenny Curry in ways that need to be fully appreciated before they hit the memory hole. Curry told the Florida Times-Union editorial board that he was “prepared to […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 22, 2017

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry made news this week with his call to take back the Jacksonville Landing. Curry Tweeted Thursday that “The Jacksonville Landing is owned by the taxpayers of Jacksonville. Sleiman Enterprises leases the landing from the city … Taxpayers deserve better for their investment & their asset.” This comes on the heels of Curry telling […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 22, 2017

The best quote in Jacksonville politics will hold court Thursday evening on the Eastside. Former Mayor Jake Godbold will appear at the Jacksonville Historical Society event, “An Evening with Mayor Jake,” from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in what promises to be an unvarnished look into the glory days of post-Consolidation Jacksonville politics. The event will be […]


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