Voters in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday elected Democrat Donna Deegan as the first female mayor in city history. In what marked a shocking upset win, Deegan became the first Democrat to win a Jacksonville mayor’s race in over 30 years.
Deegan earned 52% of vote, beating Republican Daniel Davis, according to unofficial results. About 217,000 people voted in the race, for a turnout of 33%.
“Love won tonight, and we made history,” Deegan said in a statement. “We have a new day in Jacksonville because people chose unity over division — creating a broad coalition of people across the political spectrum that want a unified city.”
Davis conceded in a speech to supporters Tuesday night.
Deegan is only the first Democrat…
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