Charlie Jackson, left, lost his Democratic primary challenge to incumbent Marihelen Wheeler on Tuesday.

Marihelen Wheeler fends off primary challenge from Charlie Jackson for county commission seat


Incumbent Alachua County Commission Chair Marihelen Wheeler defeated fellow Democrat Charlie Jackson in Tuesday’s primary to advance to the November election.

These are the unofficial results from the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections:

Name Votes Percentage Contributions Expenses
Charlie Jackson 7,675 27.38% $18,210 $13,865.31
Marihelen Wheeler 20,352 72.62% $14,138.50 $7,427.70

Ed Braddy, who served as Gainesville mayor from 2013 to 2016, was the only Republican to file to run and will appear on the November ballot against Wheeler.

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