Tag: Robin Lumb

A.G. GancarskiDecember 6, 2018

The qualifying deadline for Jacksonville city elections in 2019 is Jan. 11. And as of now, Mayor Lenny Curry is the prohibitive favorite for re-election. Curry has drawn seven opponents as of Thursday morning. But the first-term Republican Mayor has somewhere over $3 million on hand. And his nearest opponent, independent candidate Connell Crooms, has just over […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 3, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry endorsed Marco Rubio one day after the South Carolina primary. before an underwhelming Super Tuesday for the Florida Senator. Curry participates in an event Thursday evening at the Rubio campaign headquarters in Jacksonville. With no polls having Rubio in first place. the question Florida Politics had for Curry: was there Rubio remorse? Nope. […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 17, 2015

On Tuesday evening, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry convened a panel to discuss the possible expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance, and the larger issue of LGBT rights. With what Curry called beforehand a “balanced panel … organized by senior staff” with members ranging from a representative of JASMYN (Cindy Watson) to the Liberty Counsel (Roger Gannam, […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 3, 2015

In its sixth year, Jacksonville’s Riverside Arts Market has come to serve many purposes. It anchors the community, giving residents of Riverside, and beyond, a destination on Saturdays, where they can buy local produce, crafts, and more, and listen to local music while they do so. It also provides employment opportunities for the hundreds of […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 17, 2015

Ahead of Thursday’s surprisingly dramatic Jacksonville Planning Commission meeting, in which Commissioners Lisa King and Joey McKinnon, who have been asked to resign, in fact intend to show up and fulfill their duties, a couple of things are clear after conversations Florida Politics had with the mayor and several Council members on Thursday morning. Jacksonville […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 4, 2015

The most energizing moment of the joint inauguration of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams was when Bishop John Guns delivered a stirring speech, predicated on a simple call to action, a resolution to cross barriers like party lines and neighborhood boundaries. Let’s ride. 2 words; 8 letters; one purpose. That call to action has been used […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 18, 2015

On Monday night, the Republican Party of Duval County elected Lake Ray as its new chairman, replacing Robin Lumb. Having heard that former mayoral candidate Bill Bishop was at the REC meeting, I was curious about his thoughts regarding both chairmen. So I texted him. Bishop, as almost invariably has been the case when I’ve asked him a […]


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