We are holding a debate for the Jacksonville Florida City Council District 8 races in 2019. We are currently reaching out to the candidates and inviting them to answer questions for the voters. The following questions have been submitted to the candidates:
Reginald Blount is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and attended local Duval County public schools. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, a Master's in Public Policy Administration from Liberty University, and Graduate Certificate in Security, Stability, and Development in Complex Operations from the Naval Post-Graduate School. He served 29 years in the United States Army, with 4 combat tours. While assigned to the United States Army Special Operations Command, he worked as Civil Affairs Governance liaison between non-government organizations (NGO’s), Department of Agriculture, Department of State, and foreign government officials. Additionally, his team was tasked with identifying critical humanitarian needs of the local population, negotiate construction of hundreds of buildings projects, and assist in coordinating business summits with local and regional government officials throughout three Afghanistan provinces. In 2010, Reginald served as senior operations liaison for all US special operations forces unit’s military capability and equipment display during the Public Service, and Joint Armed Forces Recognition Week in Washington DC, under the Obama Administration. In 1995, Reginald served as policy council member for family housing at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he assisted in identifying critical needs of military residents.
Reginald volunteered his time, knowledge and talent as high school Track and Field Coach in Heidelberg, Germany, Tacoma, Washington, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fayetteville NC, culminating over 20 years of service. Reginald received numerous awards from military and civilian communities for his efforts. He is a member of the American Center for Law and Justice, American Family Association, NAACP, African American Gun Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans Association, Benjamin Research Policy Group.
My whole campaign is based on providing the representation of District 10 by the constituents of District 10. It's not about voting with the party line it's about getting constituents what they need. I hope to hear from you about what is happening in our district and what you need done to make it better. Tell me here.
TRANSPARENCYI want to provide a new level of transparency to local government. A well-informed public is the key to a healthy democracy, so I plan to be in frequent contact with the press, and my constituents, to ensure all information is available about the goings on in local government.