This guide is for Council-At-Large Group Four (Jacksonville 2011).
The three candidates and their platforms:
1) Greg Anderson (Republican)
- Works for EverBank.
- A certified cash manager.
- Masters of Art.
- "25 years as a veteran of the financial services industry."
2) Juan M. Diaz (Republican)
- Graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
- Was an attorney with CSX.
- "Founding Board Member of Jacksonville Chamber's Young Professionals program (2005-06).
- An "obstacle to job growth" includes the "new fees and increased JEA rates."
- More investment in JaxPort and the Cecil Commerce Center.
- Supports the "relocation of a nuclear carrier to Mayport."
- Wants to increase "efforts to improve code enforcement."
- Supports salary reductions for City Council members.
- Supports privatizing services including "right-of-way maintenance and Motor Pool services."
- Supports zero baseline budgeting.
- Supports "eliminating the pension for Council members."
- Reform pension plans by focusing on incoming employees only.
- He currently works for a company that "makes body armor and other law enforcement products."
- Endorsed by the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County.
3) Jim Robinson (Republican)
- U.S. Army veteran.
- Served as a Committee Member for the Jacksonville Journey.
- M.B.A. from UNF.
- Opposes "an increase in the millage rate."
- Supports an audit of the city budget.
- "Privatizing government services should be considered for many public services."
- Supports the JEDC.
- Supports "an elected School Board."
- Has taught Sunday School at his church for 17 years.
- Supports increased investments in our city parks.
- Regarding the Jaguars: "We need a Plan B in the drawer because the city cannot be held hostage to potentially unreasonable demands for the franchise to stay."
- Has lived in Jacksonville for over 30 years.