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Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Known as “Mr. Jacksonville”, Eric Smith has made quite a footprint in Florida politics. Eric served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, and served as President of the Jacksonville City Council for two terms. During that period of time, Eric also was elected by his peers from around the state as President of the Florida League of Cities. As Council President, Eric was a progressive leader, starting the first ever Jacksonville environmental summit, as well as pioneering a victims advocate program for northeast Florida. A stand out in the legal and communications fields, Eric has served as Assistant Dean of the Florida Coastal School of Law, and hosts his own local cable television show dealing with public affairs.

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