In November, as finance director Alton Craft succeeds Leon Smith as mayor, the rest of a familiar team will also take office: council members Phil Gardner, Charlotte Hubbard, Steve Waits and Mike Henderson all won their races.

Marita Watson narrowly defeated incumbent Emily Sims by just 23 votes for the Place 4 seat with the Jacksonville Board of Education. Sims, the department head of secondary education at Jacksonville State University, is in her first term and lost in a two-way race.