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Phillip Tutor: Sandra Sudduth’s quest for justice for all in Jacksonville

Sandra Sudduth

Sandra Sudduth, the Jacksonville City Council chairwoman who’s held office for 30 years, has announced that she will not seek reelection.

Jacksonville means the world to Sandra Sudduth, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t love her back. Her father was the city’s first Black elected official. She’s served with distinction on the City Council for three decades. She’s in her fourth year as its president, a calming presence other councils should plagiarize.

She’s retiring from politics, by the way. Thirty years are enough.

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A group of protesters gather at the base of the Confederates Soldier monument in Jacksonville's Public Square in June. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

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Blake Graham holds a sign next to a statue honoring Confederate soldiers during a protest on Jacksonville's Public Square in early June. 

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