Joyce Morgan turns into first Democrat in Duval County Property Appraiser race

A veteran broadcast journalist turned member of the Jacksonville Metropolis Council is prepared for her subsequent marketing campaign.

On Friday, Democrat Joyce Morgan joined the 2023 race for Duval County Property Appraiser. Morgan is in her second time period on the Metropolis Council and is term-limited subsequent yr.

Earlier than she ran for the Metropolis Council final decade, Morgan spent shut to a few many years on tv, with stints in Jacksonville on WJKS and WJXT newscasts. She additionally had broadcast gigs in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, in addition to Dallas, Texas.

Although Morgan is the primary Democrat within the subject, three Republicans are already operating. Two of them are politically well-known.

Danny Becton can be on the Jacksonville Metropolis Council; like Morgan, he’s in his second time period. The Southside Republican has raised over $211,000 so far within the marketing campaign.

State Rep. Jason Fischer is on this race for the second time within the 2023 cycle. Fischer had dropped a state Senate marketing campaign to run for property appraiser earlier than abandoning that run for a short exploration of a run for Congress in Florida’s 4th Congressional District. He has $7,000 in his present account for the workplace, together with donations from political committees related to Sen. Jennifer Bradley and former state Rep. Travis Cummings.

A 3rd Republican, Joe Day, has $100 readily available.

Present Duval County Property Appraiser Jerry Holland is operating for Election Supervisor. Holland, who’s term-limited, backs Becton to switch him.

Greater than two candidates within the subject means there doubtless shall be Could runoff elections after the primary poll in March. Although candidates are recognized by celebration on the poll, Duval County municipal elections are nonpartisan with no official Republican or Democratic Primaries within the conventional sense. Solely a majority win would preclude the runoff.

Qualifying for the March election runs from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, 2023, which means extra candidates may materialize between from time to time.

Morgan is certainly one of three former information reporters operating for workplace in Jacksonville.

Democrat Donna Deegan of First Coast Information fame is operating for Mayor, whereas Deegan’s former FCN colleague Ken Amaro is operating as a Republican for Morgan’s present place on the Council.

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