Alvin Brown Makes History as First Black Mayor of Jacksonville
Almost a full day after the polls closed, after the last 2,000 ballots were counted, it became official: Alvin Brown is Jacksonville’s next mayor.
Brown, 48, will be the first African-American to hold the seat in the city’s history and the first Democrat since Ed Austin was elected in 1991.
Here’s how he did it.
What did his opponent do wrong?
Jenkins said she believes the failure to organize Hogan outsiders was one of several factors that contributed to his 1,662-vote loss to Democrat Alvin Brown. Brown’s get-out-the-vote drive, which included help from countless Moran supporters and the Democratic Party, left Hogan’s team in envy.
“The ground game takes time,” Jenkins said, “and they lost a lot of time.”
Can I get a “Woot! Woot!” for community organizing!