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Our Candidates


Choosing the right candidate to vote for can be very difficult. That’s why we’ve created this Candidate Portal for voters to learn more about the Democratic candidates on the ballot. Check out how the candidates stand up on the issues!


On Tuesday, August 23rd, Duval County voters will go to the polls to vote on several Democratic Primary races. Since Florida is a closed primary state, only registered Democrats can vote in the following primary races: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida Senate, and Florida House of Representatives.


Due to the resignations of Sheriff Mike Willams, Councilman Reggie Gaffney Sr., and Councilman Garrett Dennis, voters will also vote for a new Duval County Sheriff and Council Members in Districts 7 and 9. All three of these races will also appear on the August 23rd ballot and is open to all registered voters. To win, candidates need to reach 50% + 1. If no candidates reach 50%+ 1, a runoff election will occur with the two (2) top vote-getters on Tuesday, November 8th.


Although we do not endorse or recommend candidates in a contested election, any candidate excluded from this page meets the criteria: (1) Did not submit a candidate questionnaire, and/or (2) does not believe in the core Democratic Party’s platform or values.


2022 August 23rd Election

U.S. Senate Candidate

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U.S. Senate Candidate: 
Hon. Val Demings (D)

School Board Candidates (Non-Partisan)