Tuesday night, Democrat Donna Deegan (D) beat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis backed Daniel Davis (R) for Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida.
Deegan becomes the first woman elected as Jacksonville’s mayor.
The loss by Davis comes as a surprise as republicans have held the Mayor’s seat for 8 years. DeSantis-endorsed Jason Fisher also lost Tuesday night to Joyce Morgan (D) for Property Appraiser.
Deegan’s power, however, will be muted as Republicans have a super majority on the Jacksonville City Council. In July, when the new Mayor takes over, the city council will have 14 Republicans and 5 Democrats.
The Mayoral race in Jacksonville yesterday was a big deal. Republicans outnumber democrat registered voters by 400,000 in the state. Desantis won the county by 12 points. It was the largest city in the US with a Republican mayor. Daniel Davis had the endorsement of Ron… pic.twitter.com/K4txxEnBxU
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) May 17, 2023
President Trump weighed in on the historic loss.