Alvin Brown

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Alvin Brown
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Mayor of Jacksonville
In office
Term ends
Years in position 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionMarch 24, 2015
First electedMay 17, 2011
Next general March 24, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJacksonville University
Master'sJacksonville University
Place of birthBeaufort, South Carolina
Office website
Alvin Brown (December 15, 1961) is the current Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected on May 17, 2011.[1]

When he was sworn in on July 1, 2011, Brown became the first African-American mayor in Jacksonville's history and the first Democrat to be elected to the position since 1991.[2]


Brown holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Jacksonville University. His professional experience includes working as an Executive in Residence at Jacksonville University’s Davis School of Business, president and CEO of the Willie Gary Classic Foundation, chairman of the board of the National Black MBA Association, senior advisor for Urban Policy and vice chair of the White House Community Empowerment Board in the Clinton administration and executive director of the Bush/Clinton Katrina Interfaith Fund.[1]



See also: Jacksonville, Florida municipal elections, 2015

The city of Jacksonville, Florida will hold elections for mayor and city council on May 19, 2015. A primary took place on March 24, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 16, 2015. All 19 city council seats are up for election.[3]

In the mayoral primary, incumbent Alvin Brown (D) and Lenny Curry (R) advanced past Omega Allen (I) and Bill Bishop (R). Brown will face Curry in the general election on May 19, 2015.[4][5]
Jacksonville Mayoral Primary Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Omega Allen 2.2% 4,046
     Republican Bill Bishop 16.8% 30,944
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlvin Brown Incumbent 42.6% 78,713
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLenny Curry 38.4% 70,891
Total Votes 184,594
Source: Duval County Supervisor of Elections - Primary Election Results


In 2011, Brown and Mike Hogan (R) advanced past four other candidates in a primary election for Mayor of Jacksonville on March 22. Brown defeated Hogan in the general election on May 17.

Mayor of Jacksonville, General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlvin Brown 50.4% 97,307
     Republican Mike Hogan 49.6% 95,645
Total Votes 192,952
Source: Duval County Board of Elections - 2011 General Election Results
Mayor of Jacksonville, Primary Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlvin Brown 24.7% 37,747
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hogan 34.1% 52,072
     Other Steve Irvine 1.4% 2,120
     Democratic Warren Lee 2.4% 3,726
     Republican Audrey Moran 21.6% 33,003
     Republican Rick Mullaney 15.5% 23,598
     Other Write-in 0.2% 358
Total Votes 152,624
Source: Duval County Board of Elections - 2011 Primary Election Results

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Preceded by
John Peyton
Mayor of Jacksonville
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