Although I really enjoyed the way you described the upcoming mayoral race, I have to say I found Jacksonville really, really boring. Of course, I was a sailor on shore leave looking for a very limited range of activities, so I might feel differently now. Actually, I still like to tear it up ashore, so maybe not.
I'm sure the surrounding countryside is quite nice. And it is relatively close to St. Augustine, which is always good for a rippin' good time.