• City Council President Anna Brosche talks possible mayoral run

    By: Courtney Cole , Action News Jax

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    Local elections in the City of Jacksonville are still just over a year away.

    But there's already some buzz around some who could possibly go up against Mayor Lenny Curry for the city's top position.

    Action News Jax reporter Courtney Cole spoke to City Council President Anna Brosche to set the record straight.

    Will Anna Brosche run for mayor of the city of Jacksonville in 2019?

    That's what some of her supporters are wondering following an interview she did on a local radio station Wednesday morning and a WJCT Facebook post that states she’s “keeping all options open” when it comes to a mayoral run.

    Action News Jax reached out to her to find out what’s really going on and this is what she told us:

    "I’m very focused right now on finishing my presidency on City Council, which ends in June."

    She also says she's committed to two special task force initiatives.

    One was created to help shine a light on the importance of civil rights history in Jacksonville.

    “A group of about 27 people have come together, putting in some really hard work to shine a light on our civil rights history here in Jacksonville. We have a very rich history and they’re going to work on inventorying it, figuring out how do we market it and how do we make sure everybody in the South —actually in the world — understands the role that we play in civil rights history,” Brosche said. 

    The other task force was developed with the objective of creating a better, and more open relationship, between city government and the communities it serve.

    “A task force on open government and making sure that we’re bringing transparency and that the government is working for the people. Serving the people. And that the people have the opportunity to be a part of government and what we do and how we make policy,” Brosche told Action News Jax.

    While Brosche says she’s appreciative of the support she’s received, she says she’s staying focused on doing the best job she can, for the people of Jacksonville, as the president of City Council. 

    Brosche and Mayor Curry have clashed on several issues – most recently, the possibly sale of JEA.

    But she says that’s not her focus now.

    “I’m going to pretty much stay in my lane and keep my positive attitude on what I need to do and make sure I’m serving the community,” said Brosche.

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