Jacksonville realtors are backing the CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce in the 2023 mayoral race.
Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Endorses Republican Daniel Davisand according to a press release from the Davis campaign, they are supporting this endorsement with a $25,000 Davis state level contribution. Building a better economy political committee.
“Here in Jacksonville, we have a great opportunity to elect a mayor who understands the issues that concern the real estate community,” said the NEFAR 2022 President. Marc Rosener.
“We have seen him work for housing and the betterment of all of Jacksonville through his work at the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), and as a member of the city council, president and member of Florida House, as well as in its current role. as President and CEO of JAX Chamber.
Hopes are that Davis will do something about the city’s housing affordability squeeze if elected.
“When faced with questions regarding the affordable housing/labour crisis – I point to the shortage of available housing across the country and here in our area – we as real estate agents suggest often policies and solutions to elected officials to solve the problem,” Rosener said.
Davis has been the race’s top fundraiser so far, with more than $4.1 million in cash on his political committee. His first report on campaign finance, encompassing September activities, is due Monday.
The closest competition is another Republican, LeAnna Gutierrez Cumbera city council member who enjoyed a national network of supporters as she raised more than $2.9 million for her JAX First political committee since its launch last year.
Cumber has about $2.45 million on hand in his political committee and nearly $290,000 on hand in his campaign account.
Davis and Cumber are the only candidates with seven-figure fundraising so far.
Donna Degan is the top Democratic fundraiser, with nearly $217,000 on hand in his campaign account and nearly $300,000 in his Donna for Duval political committee.
Other candidates are in a fundraising tier below, including Democratic State Sen. Audrey Gibsonwho has about $10,000 in his campaign account and about $100,000 in his political committee, A rising tide.
Republican City Council Member Al Ferraro has about $65,000 on hand in his campaign account, with more than $180,000 in his local political committee, Keep It Real Jax.
Other candidates have struggled to raise funds so far, including independent candidates Omega Allen and Darcy Richardsonrepublican Frank Keaslerand democrat Therese Ann Richardson.