JAXBIZ, the nonpartisan political committee affiliated with JAX Chamber, has endorsed incumbent Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry for a second term.
JAXBIZ often early endorses incumbents who have made progress on priority issues for the business community.
“Mayor Curry is committed to growing jobs in our community and making sure everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Whenever there is an opportunity to meet with a company looking to invest in our city, Mayor Curry and his team are there,” JAXBIZ Chair Dane Grey said.
Among the top business priorities when JAXBIZ interviewed Mayor Curry in the 2015 election cycle were pension reform, stabilizing city finances to be able invest more and downtown redevelopment.
Mayor Curry led on pension reform and voters approved a plan for a dedicated funding source to pay down the city’s unfunded pension liability. That has freed up general fund dollars and allowed the city some budget flexibility in coming years without having to raise taxes. Mayor Curry also led to help secure state funding for the removal of the Hart Bridge elevated ramps near the Sport Complex that will open up that area for a signature development.
“We have momentum and we need to keep building on it,” Grey said. “We thank Mayor Curry for his bold leadership and we look forward to working with him for another four years.”
JAXBIZ supports and helps elect leaders who support business-friendly policies and are committed to growing the local economy.
JAXBIZ is a nonpartisan political organization affiliated with JAX Chamber. It promotes business-friendly leadership within local and state government through the endorsement of pro-business candidates who display a commitment to economic growth.
About JAX Chamber
The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to live, work and play. Membership provides the opportunity to connect with and buy from other Chamber members. The connections result in business growth and a more prosperous economy.