Councilwoman LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber was elected with no opposition to represent District 5 on the Jacksonville City Council in January 2019. She serves as a member of the Rules Committee and the Transportation, Energy & Utilities Committee. She holds this office until June 2023.
Among her highlights as a Councilwoman, LeAnna sponsored a city ordinance to prevent human trafficking in Jacksonville which is a center for human trafficking because of its location.
Additionally, she boldly presented legislation calling for the immediate closure and ban of all simulated gambling devices in response to the elevated crime rate in the city around internet cafes.
As the 12th largest city in the U.S., and the largest in Florida, LeAnna believes leaders in Jacksonville have the responsibility to take bold steps in putting their citizens first and to create new pathways for growth. As Chairwoman of JAX First, LeAnna will put the citizens of Jacksonville first by prioritizing the following:
Putting Jacksonville First:
Reducing Taxes on Jacksonville Families – We must lower the tax burden on seniors and working families and make Jacksonville more affordable for all.
Improving Infrastructure – Build smarter infrastructure, repair potholes, and invest in flooding and other resiliency projects, and don’t build boondoggles like the skyway to nowhere.
Making Our Communities Safe – Work with law enforcement to crack down on nuisance businesses facilitating crime in our neighborhoods and continue to implement anti-sex trafficking legislation that has become a national model.