Randy Defoor issued the following statement.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men [and women] do nothing. I simply cannot do nothing in the face of what I believe to be a serious threat to this city that we love. I am known to be direct, so let me be so now. The simple facts are these:
How you run a campaign is reflective of how you will govern.
If that is true, Daniel Davis’ campaign has shown clearly who he is and who and what values will be guiding him in the future.
I believe that 4, potentially 8 more years of the kind of thuggery shown in this campaign will wreck havoc on our city. No one can be safe, or prosper on a city run with Chicago-style rules, and the truth goes out the window. Worse he and his handlers seek to divide us, neighbor against neighbor.
Donna Deagan and I do not agree on some issues, but I know her heart, and she loves our city and would not make a move that would harm her home. Like my family, she is multi-generation Jacksonville native. She is honest. And right now that is more important than anything else. I urge everyone to pause and ponder the issue of honesty before they vote.
Sometimes we have to do the right thing even if it costs us- I realize that this endorsement probably ended my political career but we must take back our city from some very bad influencers.