SPOTLIGHT: Race for Jacksonville Mayor - Al Ferraro

Jacksonville, Fl — Today is the last day to register to vote in Duval County’s upcoming March 21 election. Early voting begins on March 6.

WOKV’s series of spotlight conversations with mayoral candidates continued this morning with a conversation with City Council Member Al Ferraro.

VOTER GUIDE: Register to vote, find early voting sites, learn more about the candidates

“A lot of the things I’m supporting are not brand new things, they’re things that have not been getting done and everybody seems to be getting tax increases but they don’t see more happening with their tax dollars.”, Ferraro said.

He believes the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is not keeping up with the growth of the city - and upwards of 250 more officers are needed.

“And that’s not to cost us any more because if you take all the new development and you take all the new housing coming in with all the new taxes, it should offset it without a problem.”, said Ferraro.

PODCAST: Listen to the full interview with Al Ferraro here.

If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote in the first election, the top two vote-getters will square off on May 16.

The winner replaces Mayor Lenny Curry, who is term-limited after eight years.

LEARN MORE: Al Ferraro for Mayor

Rich Jones

Rich Jones

Rich Jones is the Host of Jacksonville’s Morning News. Rich joined WOKV in October 2006. Rich is involved in many community organizations and causes. Rich and his wife, Noelle, have three children: Avery, Harper and Austen.

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