AUGUST 18, 2020 DUVAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS
EIGHT OF FOURTEEN RACES WERE WON BY CANDIDATES WE RECOMMENDED

GENERAL ELECTION GUIDE WILL APPEAR IN THIS SPACE SOON. FOR NOW REVIEW THE PRIMARY RESULTS BELOW.

ALL NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

PRIMARIES ARE IMPORTANT ELECTIONS AND ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE GENERAL.
YOU CAN TRACK YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT PROGRESS.
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IF YOU HAD TO VOTE PROVISIONALLY, CHECK YOUR PROVISIONAL BALLOT STATUS HERE.
TURNOUT WAS ONLY 25% AND DEMOCRATIC TURNOUT EXCEEDED REPUBLICAN TURNOUT BY 15,000 VOTERS.

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Update your signature on file using THIS FORM. You can take it or mail it 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! AND WE DID!

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✅ Recommended 
Democrat
Republican (few Republicans will actually appear on your primary ballot; I have added some for informational purposes)
Incumbent


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS District 5 (Vote for 1) 
Albert Chester 
LaShonda “L.J.” Holloway 
Al Lawson WINNER⋇ 

⋇ IF WE WANTED AN ALTERNATIVE TO LAWSON, CHESTER AND HOLLOWAY SHOULD HAVE JOINED FORCES. COMBINED THEY RECEIVED 60% OF THE VOTES WHILE THE INCUMBENT WON WITH 40%. I HAVE A THEORY THAT PRIMARIES NEED TO HAVE PRIMARIES IF WE WANT INTRAPARTY CHANGE.  


STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 12 (Vote for 1) Clay Yarborough ABSOLUTELY NOT
Emmanuel Blimie WINNER
Spyros “Speed” Chialtas 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 13 (Vote for 1) 
Tracie Davis WINNER
Cynthia Smith

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 14 (Vote for 1) 
Kimberly Daniels ABSOLUTELY NOT
Angie Nixon WINNER

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 15 (Vote for 1) Wyman Duggan ABSOLUTELY NOT
Jay McGovern 
Tammyette Thomas
 WINNER

 


CITY COUNCIL District 4 (Vote for 1) 
Kevin Carrico (REP) 
Nicole Hamm (DEM) WINNER
Don Redman (REP) ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT

 


COUNTY JUDGE Group 1 (Vote for 1) 
✅ Isaac D. East 
Scott MitchellWINNER

COUNTY JUDGE Group 6 (Vote for 1) 
✅ Rhonda Peoples Waters WINNER
Erin Perry *

 


SCHOOL BOARD District 1 (Vote for 1) 
✅ Kelly Coker WINNER
✅ Kory Von Leue 
Lew Andrew Welge 

SCHOOL BOARD District 3 (Vote for 1) 
Robert “Bob” Abene 
✅ Christopher P. Guerrieri 
James C. Jacobs 
Cindy PearsonWINNER

 

SCHOOL BOARD District 5 (Vote for 1) 
Warren Anthony Jones WINNER
✅ Brenda Ann Jordan 

 

SCHOOL BOARD District 7 (Vote for 1) 
Lori Hershey WINNER
Matthew M. Schellenberg * ⬅ ABSOLUTELY NOT **
John Turner 

 


DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 305 (Vote for 1) 
Siobhan Christman 
Kimberly Doctor 
Kristan Palermo 
Myra Rubinstein WINNER

DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 312 (Vote for 1) 
Thayla Gontrum 
Mina Masody WINNER
Julie Spelman 

DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN Precinct 1407 (Vote for 1) 
Nathaniel L. Edwards 
Daniel L. Henry WINNER 
Mark Scaggs 

DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 1408 (Vote for 1) 
Albrista Benwell-Brady 
Heather Dixon 
Cathy S. Heffernan PROBABLE WINNER BY 4 VOTES



*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. 

Voter Guide by Rob Middleton @RMiddleton.art