Tag: Jim Overton

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 22, 2019
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7min267
The first post-qualifying fundraising reports are in for downticket Jacksonville races in the March elections, and some trends are familiar while others are exciting and new. [Note: coverage of mayoral race fundraising is here.] The races for Sheriff and Property Appraiser see Republican incumbents Mike Williams and Jerry Holland with daunting leads over Democratic challengers. Williams has over […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 4, 2019
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4min357
The March race for Duval County Tax Collector got interesting Wednesday when Democrat John Crescimbeni filed to run. And it got still more interesting when another filed Democrat decided to pass on another run Friday. Incumbent Republican Jim Overton, a former City Council colleague of Crescimbeni’s, won a special election in November for the vacated seat. Crescimbeni […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2018
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2min170
Though a 2019 election looms, Republican Jim Overton won Tuesday’s special election for Duval County Tax Collector. But it was close. Overton won with 51 percent of the vote. He defeated Democrat Mia Jones, who recently was a member of the Florida House, rising to Democratic Leader pro tempore in 2014-16. The low-wattage race pitted two political veterans against each […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2018
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4min170
The axiom in Duval County (Jacksonville): Republicans vote before they go to work, and Democrats vote right as the polls close. If that’s the case, the Republican machine locally faces an existential turnout challenge. As of 2:20 p.m., Democrats hold a nearly 5,500 vote lead, with turnout at 52 percent. Democrats have 43.1 percent of […]


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