Former Jacksonville City Councilman Jay Jabour has died after short battle with cancer.
Jabour died last night, a week before he would have turned 54 year-old.
A family spokesman says Jabour was recently diagnosed with cancer.
State Representative Daniel Davis served with Jabour, recalling his commitment to the community.
"He's always been a successful businessman and he was working very hard to support his family and make the economy move forward in northeast Florida".
Funeral arrangements will be announced later today.
Jabour served on the city council from 2007 until his resignation in early 2008 after a judge ruled he didn't meet residency requirements.
Here is additional information on Jay Jabour, courtesy of the City of Jacksonville:
Karl 'Jay' Jabour, III, was elected to the City Council in 2007, believed that 'City government is only as good as the people we elect to serve us.' He has the experience and integrity to represent the community on the Jacksonville City Council and understands that fighting crime, supporting education, keeping taxes low, and improving our quality of life are the critical issues we face.
Devoted to our community, Jay served on the first Southeast Municipal Code Enforcement Board, the Sheriff's Advisory Council, the first Southwest Citizens Planning Advisory Council, and the Downtown Development Authority.
The owner of Karl's Clothiers, Jay is a respected, successful businessman and has been a Jacksonville resident since 1986. He and his wife, Marlene, have two children, Jason and Julie. They attend San Jose Catholic Church.