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From the Fort Myers News-Press

If elected, Jacquelyn McMiller would be the first black woman to lead the city. – Melissa Montoya Fort Myers News-Press

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From the Fort Myers News-Press

If elected, Jacquelyn McMiller would be the first black woman to lead the city. – Melissa Montoya Fort Myers News-Press

Womens March CALL TO ACTION 10/17/2020

Jacquelyn McMiller will join the Women's March Fort Myers for a Call to Action on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10am.  The Call to Action will extend from McGregor Blvd to MLK Blvd in Fort Myers. #WMFMCALLTOACTION "We are particularly proud of the women who are running this year. #SWFLSQUAD"-Women's March Fort Myers This Call to Action highlights significant issues in the 2020 election and is a cooperative effort with

On the Ballot – Amendment Info

There are six Florida Amendments on the November 3 ballot. Learn about them here before you vote: Florida Amendment 1, Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative Florida Amendment 2, $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Florida Amendment 3, Top-Two Open Primaries for State Offices Initiative Florida Amendment 4, Require Constitutional Amendments to be Passed Twice Initiative Florida Amendment 5, Extend "Save Our Homes" Portability Period Amendment Florida Amendment 6, Homestead Property Tax

Thousands of Fort Myers Voters Will Receive Hand Drawn Post Cards in Support of Jacquelyn McMiller’s Campaign for Mayor of Fort Myers

Artist: Cortney Branscome Burkard A new Mayor can be decided in the Primary Election this August 18th, and people all over the country are working hard to make sure that person is Democrat Jacquelyn McMiller. Early voting in Fort Myers is August 8th through August 15th. Click here for a list of Early Voting poll locations in the City of Fort Myers.  Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from

Get Tested for COVID-19 in Fort Myers

There is free walk-up testing available throughout Fort Myers and all of Lee County. Listed below are dates, times, and locations. Social Distance, Get Tested and Stay Safe Fort Myers! --------------- Everyday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CenturyLink Sports Complex - DRIVE-THRU 4100 Ben C. Pratt/ Six-Mile Cypress Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33912 --------------- Tuesday, Aug. 11 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three Oaks Park 18251 Three Oaks Pkwy.

Chris King Endorses Jacquelyn McMiller for Fort Myers Mayor

Jacquelyn McMiller has been endorsed by 2018 Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Chris King, for Fort Myers Mayor. In his endorsement of her, King noted that McMiller will be a tireless advocate for the residents of Fort Myers. “Now more than ever, Fort Myers needs a leader like Jacquelyn. From ensuring equitable access to clean water, to leading on issues of racial equity and community-driven police reform, she will

Meet Three Fort Myers Mayoral Candidates

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fox 4 is committed to helping you and your family get to know the local candidates running for office. For the next two weeks, we are talking with local candidates each day, to help you see what issues are most important to them. Fox 4 Anchor Jane Monreal spoke with the three candidates for Fort Myers mayor, Kevin Anderson, Gaile Anthony, and Jacquelyn D. McMiller.

Homeless Say They’re Being Removed From SWFL Library…Again

FORT MYERS, FLA — Those struggling with homelessness say they're getting the boot once again, from outside of the Fort Myers Regional Library. The apparent decision comes just as the building prepares to reopen to the public on Tuesday. "People from the library came and announced it amongst us. Some of us separate and some within a group and told us just be prepared to leave here on Tuesday,"

Fort Myers Mayoral Candidate Calling for Statewide Mask Mandate

Council members vote against mask mandate. FORT MYERS, Fla. — As the cases of COVID-19 hit records numbers in Florida, Fort Myers mayoral candidate Jacquelyn McMiller is partnering with state legislators to call for a statewide mask mandate. This comes after the Fort Myers City Council members voted against mandating masks last week. “I expect so much more from Fort Myers I expected so much more from our leaders,

Guest opinion: A call for unity and justice

My fellow citizens of Fort Myers. It is with a heavy heart that I address you at a time when there is much divisiveness within our city and across our country. What was observed happening to George Floyd was like watching our history books come to life: a black man, restrained by white men, hands behind his back, non-threatening and helpless, while his life-breath slowly dissipates from his body.

Third candidate announces run for Fort Myers mayor

Jacquelyn McMiller wants to give the working class a voice. That’s why the 55-year-old Fort Myers resident said she is running for mayor. If elected, McMiller would be the first black woman to lead the city. McMiller was born in Midway about 60 miles northwest of Tallahassee. But her family moved to Fort Myers 50 years ago. The seat will be vacated by Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson

Fort Myers mayoral candidates weigh in on Robert E. Lee statue

The bust of Robert E. Lee has been sitting on its perch in downtown Fort Myers since the 1960s. But with the recent outrage over George Floyd’s death, sparking protests all around the country, the bust was taken down earlier this week. The Sons of Confederate Veterans did so as a precaution. It has been announced that the Robert E. Lee Statue that has overlooked Richmond, Virginia for

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