Primary election results are in! Jones elected in District 5; Hershey and Toscano to face off in November


The 2016 primary election results are in for Duval County! Among the many prominent local races, residents of Jacksonville were also able to cast their ballot for School Board representatives in District 5 and District 7. The Duval County School Board is a crucial group of elected officials that have a big impact on the direction of our city.

The school board is the official policy-making body for all education-related issues in Duval County Public Schools, and they lay the foundation on which we can build to keep our city on track to providing quality education and supplying our workforce with quality employees.

Warren Jones has been elected to represent District 5 at the Duval County School Board. Jones currently serves on the JEA, Visit Jacksonville and Gateway Community Services boards. He has 28 years of experience serving as an elected official. You can read his answers to a questionnaire and learn more about his priorities for District 5 and the Duval County School District here.

In District 7, Lori Hershey and Barbara Toscano will continue to a runoff election in November.

Jacksonville native Lori Harrell Hershey is a successful businesswoman, mother of four, award- winning writer and educator. She has been an active Duval County Public School volunteer and parent for more than two decades. You can learn more about Lori and her priorities for District 7 here.

Toscano is a talented educator with diverse experience in teaching, educational research and curriculum writing and understands a rigorous school system is imperative to community success. Toscano outlines her priorities for District 7 here in her responses to our questionnaire.

Community members can learn about their choices by reading and sharing the information on and the Duval County School Board Coalition Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Keep up with the latest news on, and thank you for casting a ballot and speaking out on behalf of kids in Duval County! We will keep you updated about candidate forums and other voter outreach activities as we get closer to the runoff election on November 8.




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