SPOTLIGHT: Race for Jacksonville Mayor - LeAnna Cumber

Jacksonville, Fl — WOKV’s Jacksonville Mayoral candidate spotlight series wraps up today with an interview with LeAnna Cumber. She’s the District 5 Council Member and lives in San Marco.

Cumber addressed pressing issues like crime, economic development, neighborhood improvement and more.

“What’s really going to make our downtown flourish are the businesses, the restaurants, the small businesses. If you look at a Charleston. Charleston doesn’t have a lot of skyscraper apartments in their urban area. Savannah doesn’t either. What they have are walkable areas for people to come to.”, said Cumber.

She says JSO needs more officers on the street, and that includes filling vacancies.

“There’s about 350 empty slots at the sheriff’s office between corrections officers and kind of boots on the ground.”, Cumber said.

Cumber also addressed JEA’s failed privatization and the role her husband played as a former JEA Board Member.

LEARN MORE: LeAnna Cumber for Jacksonville Mayor

If you’ve missed any of our preview interviews you can find them in our Voter Guide.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan is projecting 35% turnout for the first Unitary Election.

The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is March 11th. Election Day is March 21st.

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