Lenny Curry

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Lenny Curry
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Mayor of Jacksonville
Assumed office
July 1, 2015
Preceded by Alvin Brown
Personal details
Born Leonard Boyd Curry
(1970-07-19) July 19, 1970 (age 50)
Key West, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Molly Curry
Alma mater University of Florida
Religion Methodist

Leonard Boyd Curry (born July 19, 1970) is an American politician and businessman who is currently Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He assumed office on July 1, 2015 after defeating incumbent Alvin Brown in the city's 2015 mayoral election. A Republican, Curry formerly served as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and co-founded the professional services firm ICX Group.

Life and career

Curry was born in Key West.[1] He later grew up in Middleburg, Florida and graduated from Middleburg High School. Curry began his higher education at St. Johns River Community College, then transferred to the University of Florida and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in accounting.[2] He married his wife, Molly, in 2005. They have three children: Boyd, Brook, and Bridgett.[3]

From 1994 to 2002, he practiced as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2002, he co‐founded a Jacksonville-based professional services firm, ICX Group Inc., providing finance and accounting consulting, executive recruiting, and staffing services.

On June 3, 2014, Curry filed to run for Jacksonville mayoral election in 2015. He decided to enter the race because beginning in late 2012 and early 2013, he began hearing about "leadership troubles" under incumbent Democratic mayor Alvin Brown.[3]

See also

References

  1. Cassidy, Austin (August 30, 2010). "Meet Lenny Curry: The Republican Party's Quarterback for 2010". Jacksonville Observer. Retrieved March 26, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Monroe, Nate (March 5, 2015). "Curry transformed from minor player in GOP politics to formidable Brown challenger". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved March 26, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marilyn Young (June 3, 2014). "The story behind Lenny Curry's decision to run for Jacksonville mayor". Financial News & Daily Record. Retrieved May 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alvin Brown
Mayor of Jacksonville
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent