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.)

KEY
✅ 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

 


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

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

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 
Tammyette Thomas

 


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 **
John Turner 

 


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

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

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

DEM PARTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEWOMAN Precinct 1408 (Vote for 1) 
Albrista Benwell-Brady 
Heather Dixon 
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. 

Voter Guide by Rob Middleton @RMiddleton.art