AUGUST 18, 2020 DUVAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
PLEASE MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT BY AUGUST 10
...OR EARLIER. USPS IS RUNNING SLOWER THAN USUAL.
LINK: ENTER YOUR INFO HERE TO FOLLOW YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT PROGRESS.
Deadline to Register to Vote in Primary: July 20, 2020
Deadline to Request a Ballot to be Mailed for Primary: August 8, 2020 — SHOULD BE DONE ASAP FOR SAFETY. If your signature tends to be inconsistent I recommend updating your signature on file. Take THIS FORM OR MAIL ASAP to: Duval County Supervisor of Elections 105 E. Monroe St. Jacksonville, FL 32202.
A primary is when voters within a party select the candidates that will go onto the general election ballot in November. Other elections are sometimes decided during primary voting, supposedly to save time and money but maybe to suppress turnout and confuse voters. Regardless,
WE MUST VOTE OUR BALLOTS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IN EVERY ELECTION TO SURVIVE
Because most elections on this primary ballot are Democrat vs. Democrat I sometimes recommend multiple candidates in a race. ONLY VOTE FOR ONE. Primaries are how we build consensus within our party. In the November General Election we pledge to vote for the Democrat regardless—except very rare cases like Kimberly Daniels. If she wins her primary, I say leave her election blank. But that’s why we have primaries! We can replace Daniels with the much better Angie Nixon!
NOT ALL RACES APPEAR ON ALL BALLOTS.
THE ORDER ON YOUR BALLOT MAY BE DIFFERENT.
PAY ATTENTION! (Another reason voting is best done at home.)
Republican (few Republicans will actually appear on your primary ballot; I have added some for informational purposes)
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS District 5 (Vote for 1)
✅ Albert Chester
✅ LaShonda “L.J.” Holloway
STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 12 (Vote for 1) Clay Yarborough ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT
✅ Spyros “Speed” Chialtas
STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 13 (Vote for 1)
✅ Tracie Davis
STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 14 (Vote for 1)
Kimberly Daniels ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT
✅ Angie Nixon
STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 15 (Vote for 1) Wyman Duggan ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT
✅ Jay McGovern
CITY COUNCIL District 4 (Vote for 1)
Kevin Carrico (REP)
✅ Nicole Hamm (DEM)
Don Redman (REP) ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT
COUNTY JUDGE Group 1 (Vote for 1)
✅ Isaac D. East
Scott Mitchell *
COUNTY JUDGE Group 6 (Vote for 1)
✅ Rhonda Peoples Waters
Erin Perry *
SCHOOL BOARD District 1 (Vote for 1)
✅ Kelly Coker
✅ Kory Von Leue
Lew Andrew Welge
SCHOOL BOARD District 3 (Vote for 1)
Robert “Bob” Abene
✅ Christopher P. Guerrieri
James C. Jacobs
Cindy Pearson *
SCHOOL BOARD District 5 (Vote for 1)
Warren Anthony Jones
✅ Brenda Ann Jordan
SCHOOL BOARD District 7 (Vote for 1)
✅ Lori Hershey
Matthew M. Schellenberg * ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT **
DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 305 (Vote for 1)
DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 312 (Vote for 1)
DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN Precinct 1407 (Vote for 1)
Nathaniel L. Edwards
✅ Daniel L. Henry
DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 1408 (Vote for 1)
✅ Cathy S. Heffernan
*Officially certain races are considered nonpartisan. Republicans don't play that way and neither do I. Party is noted everywhere I see fit. The two incumbent judges I call Republican were appointed by Republican Governor Rick Scott.
**Why do I rate Matt Schellenberg an "Absolutely Not"? Didn't he do well on the City Council fighting to prevent JEA from being privatized. Yes, yes he did. AND WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH EDUCATION? He is fairly clearly trying to capitalize on his recent name recognition to further his political ambitions and specifically to oust a current school board member who has an acceptable record. That is my feeling at this time. I am open to reconsider. I am open to discuss all the elections.