Jax Mayor Alvin Brown files for re-election

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, who became a darling of Florida Democrats when he won the seat in an area where Republicans have been strong, is running for re-election. The Florida Times-Union reported that he’s kicking off that effort two years before he’ll go on the ballot again. Brown, though, became the second candidate to enter the 2015 Jacksonville mayoral race. Tiffany Wingo, a member of the Independent Party of Florida, filed in January.

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