Tag: Karyn Morton

A.G. GancarskiDecember 11, 2018

On Monday evening, the Republican Party of Duval County moved Dean Black from vice chair to chair, ending the two-year term of Karyn Morton. The margin was slender (58-55), but the message was clear: after two years of Morton’s tumultuous tenure, party activists sought a change in direction ahead of the 2019 city elections. Morton […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 10, 2018

The Duval County Republican Party elects a chair Monday night, with incumbent Karyn Morton facing a challenge from vice-chair Dean Black. Morton has been outspoken about the failures of statewide candidates Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, as well as about media and members of her own executive committee. Ahead of a joint appearance at the Jacksonville Rotary Club, Jacksonville’s leading […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 20, 2018

Florida Republicans are as well-positioned as could be imagined after a “blue wave” year, controlling both Senate seats and almost everything that matters in Tallahassee after a series of tight campaigns. Republicans ran up margins in rural and exurban areas, and in part that was necessary because of Republican candidates underperforming in Jacksonville (Duval County), […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 24, 2018

Politics in Jacksonville has become big business in recent years, and the 2018-19 election cycle offers ample evidence. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry should have $2 million on hand by the end of the month. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams already has passed the $400,000 cash on hand mark. Neither Curry nor Williams, both Republicans, have serious competition for […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 23, 2018

Florida Politics has obtained proof that Karyn Morton, chair of the Republican Party of Duval County, attempted to sway the election for Jacksonville City Council Vice President between Danny Becton and Scott Wilson. Both Becton and Wilson, who won the race, are Republicans. However, Morton (who denied having done such when we asked her about […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 2, 2018

Karyn Morton, chair of the Duval County Republicans, called Monday for the resignation or removal of the chair and committeeman of the Duval County Democrats. Committeeman John Parker used the phrase “colored people” at a dinner in January, leading to a complaint from party member James Morton in March. Soon afterward, calls for Parker to resign came from Lydia […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 7, 2018

The internecine battles continue in the Republican Party of Duval County. The latest involves the county chair looking to purge the statewide chair of the Young Republicans. County chair Karyn Morton wrote Florida Federation of Young Republicans chair Robbie Foster March 3, informing him of a motion to vote him out March 19. The cause: “highly disruptive […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 21, 2018

Democratic Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis may have been talking about a unified party in the constant struggle against GOP Mayor Lenny Curry when he said “We cannot turn the gun on each other. We must point the gun at the enemy.” But at least part of his reported comments Monday was interpreted/spun differently by the Duval County […]


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