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The Net Worth of Every Candidate on the March Ballot

It’s called a Form 6, and you won’t see a candidate on the March ballot who hasn’t filed one with the Supervisor of Elections office. That’s because state law
requires all candidates for public office use the form to disclose their personal financial holdings and income for the prior year.

This is data that is freely available to anyone who requests a copy from the Elections office, but is not currently shared on the web. That was, until we at the Jacksonville Observer requested a copy of every single disclosure form and posted the data on our website.

Why have we done this? It’s not to embarrass any candidates who might have a lot or not very much money. A person’s wealth should not be a determining factor when casting your vote. However, some candidates will go out of their way over the next few weeks to stress their blue collar roots and humble, everyman ways. This data allows voters to perform something of a “truth test.” It’s also useful to know where a candidate makes his/her money as a way to determine who they’ll be representing once elected.

What we have published in print consists of just the top line “total net worth” number as provided by the candidate.

For full details, click each candidate's name to review the original documents.

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MAYOR

Alvin Brown - $479,152
Mike Hogan - $548,650
Steve Irvine - $2,515,764
Warren Lee - $85,000
Audrey Moran - $378,000
Rick Mullaney - $1,285,442

NOTE: Irvine owns two restaurants. Lee’s primary asset is a life insurance policy, his income mainly came from unemployment. Moran earns $156,000 as head of the Sulzbacher Center. She also drew $30,000 in pay from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and $4,000 from Florida Coastal School of Law.  Hogan’s salary as Tax Collector was $149,146.  Mullaney retired from his position as the City’s General Counsel last year. He earned more than $220,000 in 2010 from a mixture of salary, retirement income, investments and rental property.

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SHERIFF

Soren Brockdorf - $437,263
Ken Jefferson - $200,000
John Rutherford - $782,644

NOTE: Rutherford banked the hefty sum of $157,853 in salary as Sheriff and another $111,799 from the Police and Fire Pension Fund last year.

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PROPERTY APPRAISER

Kurt Kraft - $179,771
Jim Overton - $996,848

NOTE: Overton earned $154,077 as Property Appraiser last year.

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TAX COLLECTOR

Michael Corrigan - $945,145
Dick Kravitz - $705,466
Ryan Taylor - $16,642

NOTE: Much of Corrigan’s wealth is tied up in the family business, NuTrend Plastics. He also made $45,657 last year as a City Councilman. Kravitz is a former lawmaker who has a variety of sources of income. Taylor’s assets include a sports card collection valued at $2,000.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1

Lindsey Brock - $398,100
Darryl Fleming - $639,570
Clay Yarborough - $14,900

NOTE: Fleming’s assets include significant amounts of life insurance and land in Virginia.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2

Bill Bishop - $790,298
Stephen Heckel - $227,500

NOTE: Bishop owns a 9.1% stake in Main Branch, LLC valued at $241,600 and a 50% stake in Akel, Logan, Shafer PA valued at $146,000. Heckel owns a stake in Patriot Information Systems, valued at $165,000.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 3

Richard Clark - $221,716
Mario Rubio - $947,009

NOTE: Rubio was paid $77,388 by BlueCross BlueShield of Florida and earned another $178,800 through Fidelity Investments. In addition to his city council salary, Clark earned $95,751 from Property First Management.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4

Don Redman - $78,645

NOTE: Redman owns Don’s Sportsman Barber Shop on the Southside. He is uncontested in his bid for re-election.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 5

Lori Boyer - $8,837,916
Jack Daniels - $3,520,000
Steve Hyers - $582,500
Robert “Fritz” VanVolkenburgh - negative $85,149

NOTE: Boyer’s personal home is worth nearly $4 million. Daniels owns property in Georgia worth about $3 million.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 6

Matt Schellenberg - $239,250
Jack Webb - $382,000
Greg Youngblood - $500,000
 
NOTE: Webb earned $60,000 last year as City Council Vice-President and another $145,000 as an attorney with Brennan, Manna & Diamond, P.L.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 7

Johnny Gaffney - $1,200,000
Marc McCullough - $0

NOTE: Gaffney owns three homes, two in Jacksonville and one on Amelia Island. McCullough lists no assets, no personal goods and no income of any kind. He reports his total net worth as $0.  We assume he borrowed a pen to fill out the form?

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 8

E. Denise Lee - $288,800

NOTE: Lee owns several pieces of rental property. She is unopposed.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 9

Warren Jones - $185,100

NOTE: Jones owns several pieces of rental property and has refreshingly neat handwriting. He is unopposed in his bid for another term on the council.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 10

Reginald Brown - $25,000

NOTE: Brown drew his standard council salary of $45,000 plus $10,000 from the Army Reserve last year. He is unopposed in his bid for re-election to a second term.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 11

Tom Baine - negative $46,479
Ray Holt - $280,000
Doug Moore - $1,417,462

NOTE: Baine’s liabilities are primarily student loans. Holt earned $45,000 from Family Support Services and $45,000 from his council salary last year. Moore earned about $100,000 last year, most of it from various family businesses. Through M&M Dairy, Moore owns hundreds of acres of land in Baker County.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 12

Joe Andrews - $260,111
Doyle Carter - $287,513
Jim Davis - $4,500

NOTE: Not a whole lot to note in this race. Doyle Carter is a former councilman.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 13

Danny Becton - $2,233,687
Bill Gulliford - $1,992,417
Dave Smith - $7,750
Vanessa Williams - net worth is negative $123,047

NOTE: Gulliford owns a 1954 MGTD classic car worth $22,000. Becton has loaned $100,000 to finance his own campaign. Dave Smith owns $2,500 in musical instruments and lives with his elderly parents. Williams owes over $100,000 in student loans.

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CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 14

Kendall Bryan - $241,386
Jill Dame - $1,260,711
Shelton Hull - $113,000
Jim Love - $2,014,445
Henry Mooneyhan - $134,000
Greg Rachal - negative $54,000

NOTE: Dame’s home is worth about $1 million. Love’s assets are mostly in real estate and he made nearly $400,000 last year from his State Farm insurance agency. Hull is a columnist for Folio Weekly and claims his collection of music/movies/books is worth $10,000. He also says his “intellectual property” in the form of “copyrights/manuscripts” is worth another $100,000. Both Mooneyhan and Rachal work for UPS.

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CITY COUNCIL, GROUP 1

Steve Burnett - $650,000
Kimberly Daniels - $1,079,131
David Taylor - $1,600,000

NOTE: Taylor is an attorney, owns a number of rental properties and is the “chief investigator” and owner of Moonlight Investigatons. He also owns a 10% stake in David Taylor Air Conditioning and Heating. Daniels’ main asset is life insurance worth $750,000. She also claims to own $4,000 worth of “Iraqui dollars” and earns $110,000 annually from speaking and book royalties.

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CITY COUNCIL, GROUP 2

John Crescimbeni - $562,823
Paul Martinez - $1,188,00
Tom Patton - $211,015
Vince Serrano - $9,912,768

NOTE: The vast majority of Serrano’s wealth comes from his ownership stake in ASAP Towing and Storage and his rental properties. Patton owns a home in Neptune Beach and a boat. Martinez owns several advertising firms. Crescimbeni earns most of his non-council income as a local franchisee of Hickory Farms.

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CITY COUNCIL, GROUP 3

Stephen Joost - $2,660,267

NOTE: Joost is the CFO and a partner in the Firehouse Subs chain of restaurants. He is running without opposition for a second term on the council.

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CITY COUNCIL, GROUP 4

Greg Anderson - $1,106,930
Juan Diaz - $119,506
Jim Robinson - $3,447,410

NOTE: Anderson earned $162,420 working for EverBank last year. Diaz earned $182,811 working for BAE Systems. Robinson holds $1.5 million in his retirement and investment accounts and also owns in excess of $750,000 worth of real estate.

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CITY COUNCIL, GROUP 5

Fred Engness - $0
Donald Foy - negative $12,693
Sean Hall - negative $48,785
Robin Lumb - $166,838
Robin Rukab - $127,000
Michelle Tappouni - $141,534

NOTE: Lumb owns Primax, a printing business. Rukab owns Melia’s Bridal Shop and Tuxedo Rental. Tappouni works for Breaking Ground contracting. Sean Hall is currently married to Keri Stewart, mayor Peyton’s chief administrative officer. Hall earned $152,939 from Panasonic last year and reports liabilities that include $15,348 in child support. Among other sources of income, Foy drew $4,000 from unemployment last year.

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