PerspectivesA.G. Gancarski Jacksonville Today Contributor

A.G. Gancarski's columns were a staple in Folio Weekly for nearly two decades, and he has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes about the intersection of state and local politics and policy.

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May 29, 2023

OPINION | Transition volition: Why Donna Deegan needs a fast start

Mayor Deegan will deal with a GOP supermajority City Council. She is going to have to score early victories before Republicans eye 2027.

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May 16, 2023

OPINION | ‘Love over fear’: An epilogue for the 2023 election

Donna Deegan met the negativity from Daniel Davis’ campaign with a positive vision, managing to rebuff insipid and dishonest attacks.

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May 15, 2023

OPINION | The campaign we deserved? Looking back on the 2023 Jax mayor election

What the Donna Deegan vs. Daniel Davis’ race says about Jacksonville voters and what kind of politics people here really want. 

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May 1, 2023

OPINION | Romanticizing law enforcement is a no-win game

For all of their differences, Donna Deegan and Daniel Davis are on the same page when it comes to giving police what they want.

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April 17, 2023

OPINION | What Donna Deegan must do in Thursday’s debate

Donna Deegan shouldn’t approach this debate like she’s eight points ahead; rather, she needs to act like she’s eight points behind. 

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April 2, 2023

OPINION | Are local parties a factor in the Jax elections?

Candidates like Donna Deegan and Daniel Davis can’t necessarily rely on the Duval Democratic and Republican parties to help them win.

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March 19, 2023

OPINION | Federal case could threaten local LGBT protections

A Catholic bookstore’s suit against Jacksonville’s LGBTQ protections will cast a shadow over the mayoral campaign.

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March 5, 2023

OPINION | The debate we deserve

Mayoral candidates are headed to a debate this week, courtesy of WJXT, host Kent Justice, and Jacksonville University. What can we expect from this debate?

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February 20, 2023

OPINION | What the Donna Deegan surge means

Donna Deegan has raised a fraction of the money her opponents have. So why is she polling better?

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February 2, 2023

OPINION | LeAnna Cumber’s political peril

With the political establishment lining up with Daniel Davis, the ultimate insider, LeAnna Cumber is vulnerable.

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