Holland considers running for property appraiser
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said Wednesday he was "leaning toward" running for the office of Duval County property appraiser after his term ends in 2015. Holland, a Republican, spoke to the Southside Business Men's Club. Asked during his presentation about his plans after leaving office, he said he would run for "something else" and would announce by the end of the year. Asked after the meeting if he was interested in the mayor's office, he said, "I would not rule it out but it is not what's in my current plans." He said he has a real estate broker's license, has worked in real estate for "many years" and will have his Registered Trainee Appraiser license this year. He will look at filing for the office by the end of this year, he said. Holland also said if the opportunity arose and U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw did not seek re-election in 2014, "I wouldn't rule out running for that, but not against the congressman." Property Appraiser Jim Overton also will leave office because of term limits. Offices up for election in 2015 are mayor, sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections and the 19 City Council seats. The first election is March 24, 2015, and the general election is May 19, 2015.