Candidates for the Florida Senate District 4 seat, Aaron Bean & Mike Weinstein participate in a debate during Jacksonville's Morning News on August 10th, 2012.
By Rich Jones
Jacksonville, FL —
A familiar name is looking to grab a seat on the Jacksonville city council. Mike Weinstein has filed to run for the city council at-large group three seat in the 2015 city elections.
Weinstein has been CEO of Volunteers in Medicine since he lost the primary for State Senate to Aaron Bean last year.
He is a former state representative, and former executive director for the State Attorney's Office.
In a statement Weinstein said, "Working with Volunteers in Medicine has allowed me the opportunity to give back to our community in a new way while being engaged in the ever-changing healthcare industry. With so much government oversight in the healthcare industry, it is refreshing to be involved with an organization that does so much through community support and private means rather than surviving by the mercy of a government administered program. My experience with Volunteers in Medicine has inspired me to continue to work to make our community a better place to call home. I can think of no better way to continue my service to our City than to explore the possibility of running for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 3 seat "
Weinstein previously served as president and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, and chief financial officer for the city of Jacksonville for Mayors Ed Austin and John Delaney.