Duval County citizens went to the polls May 19, and after every vote was counted, NEFBA-endorsed candidates were victorious in 90 percent of the races.
At the executive level, both NEFBA-endorsed mayoral candidate Lenny Curry and candidate for sheriff Mike Williams won their races.
They join NEFBA-supported candidates Mike Hogan (supervisor of elections), Jerry Holland (property appraiser) and Michael Corrigan (tax collector) who had won their races earlier in the year or ran unopposed.
For the At-Large council races, NEFBA went two for three. NEFBA-endorsed candidate Anna Brosche (Group 1) defeated an incumbent councilwoman to take the seat, while NEFBA-endorsed former Mayor Tommy Hazouri (Group 2) overcame a strong challenger.
In the surprise of the night, political newcomer Sam Newby overtook NEFBA-endorsed candidate Ju’Coby Pittman in a close race for the At-Large Group 2 seat.
All three will join NEFBA-endorsed candidates John Crescimbeni (Group 2) and Greg Anderson (Group 4) who won during the March election.
Five district seats were on the ballot. Of those, NEFBA-endorsed candidates won four.
Al Ferraro (District 2) and Scott Wilson (District 4) both won their races by wide margins, while Reggie Gaffney (District 7) and Katrina Brown (District 8) had closer races, but in the end also prevailed.
The only loss of the evening in a district race was Mike Anania, who was defeated by Joyce Morgan for District 1.
The newly elected council members will join their nine fellow district council members in July, including NEFBA-supported candidates Aaron Bowman (District 3), Lori Boyer (District 5), Matt Schellenberg (District 6), Garrett Dennis (District 9), Reggie Brown (District 10), Doyle Carter (District 12), Bill Gulliford (District 13) and Jim Love (District 14). They will join newcomer Danny Becton (District 11) who ran unopposed.
All told, NEFBA endorsed 23 candidates running for office in Duval County, with 21 of those candidates winning their races. They will be sworn in June 25.