Beaufort native locked in close Florida race for mayor (update: win, Beaufort profile)

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Update June 6: The Island Packet has stayed hot on the trail, catching up with the Beaufort-born and Jacksonville Mayor-elect Alvin Brown.

Head on over here to read more about the man (and apparently a man on the cusp on legend.)

Update May 21: Congrats to Beaufort native-son Alvin Brown, aka: The new mayor-elect of Jacksonville.

He recieved 97,057 votes, compared to opponent Republican Mike Hogan's 95,521. A narrow victory of 602 votes.

For the news connections, I'll shoot you over to The Island Packet who has done a solid roundup report; read it here.

- Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting: Kyle Peterson of the Island Packet is tracking an interesting story coming out of Jacksonville involving Alvin Brown, a former resident of Beaufort, and his race to become the next mayor of the city.

Despite his recent endorsement from the Times-Union, the Democratic candidate who has spent time working for both President Clinton and Vice President Gore, is believed to be trailing slightly going into a runoff election with Mike Hogan, the county's incumbent tax collector. 

Head over to The Island Packet's report for some context.

Stay tuned for updates on this story as it develops.

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