As Mayor of Gainesville, I will work toward greater representation of local residents and working people.

Gainesville is in many ways a wonderful place to live, but our economic inequity, poor city staff morale, and poor planning choices are unacceptable. We need to address the problems of working people who live paycheck to paycheck, and respect diverse citizens who are asking for real change, right now. 

Since 2016 I have served on the Citizen’s Advisory Board for Community Development and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board for the City of Gainesville. My experience has shown me that yes, we have public meetings on development and planning, but they take place in difficult places at difficult hours when citizens who work full time cannot attend. The public needs a Mayor who will include everyone in decisions about growth, not just UF, developers, and real estate interests. Individuals who represent these interests will always spend more than us on candidates, but every one of your dollars is important in our fight.

I’m a working mother, and I have no conflicts of interest. My interests are my daughters, son and my hometown, Gainesville. I will conduct the public’s business in the open and with transparency. I will treat citizens with respect, welcome citizen input, and consider all information to make decisions for the well-being of our City.  Our campaign requires funding to get the message out, and to pay a living wage to our campaign manager. Please give what you can, and share this page with others.

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    “I have seen this woman put in the storm of adversity and overcome with strength,determination and resilience.I believe she will do the same for Gainesville. Jenn is a fighter!”

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    “Because I work hard but am poor, because I have to ride the bus despite the poor service, because I want to live in a safe and affordable place -- and because I care about Gainesville and its neglected residents.”

February 13, 2019

AFL-CIO/North Central Florida Central Labor Council Endorsement!!

Yesterday our campaign received the labor endorsement! The AFL-CIO saw that I am the candidate that can better further the progress of our most valuable asset in this city and that is the people who make this city run!  We need a Mayor who understands the needs of the people, a Mayor who who fight for those no matter their title or position. I will be that Mayor.  If you can help share our campaign, tell your neighbors, tell your friends and family, we can cross the finish line and bring about real change for every citizen! Thank you for all your support!  

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    “I have seen this woman put in the storm of adversity and overcome with strength,determination and resilience.I believe she will do the same for Gainesville. Jenn is a fighter!”

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    “Because I work hard but am poor, because I have to ride the bus despite the poor service, because I want to live in a safe and affordable place -- and because I care about Gainesville and its neglected residents.”

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