LeAnna Cumber to claim District 5 Council seat

If District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer has her way, it should be a seamless transition when she hands off her council seat to her successor.

LeAnna Cumber
LeAnna Cumber

As the only candidate running in the District 5 race, Republican LeAnna Cumber of San Marco is slated to take over Boyer’s Council seat, and Boyer is not letting any grass grow under her feet in preparing Cumber for the job. Cumber’s term begins July 1.

Boyer introduced Cumber as her successor during a public meeting to discuss changes at Riverfront Park Jan. 24. “Last week, LeAnna and I started having regularly scheduled weekly meetings where we are talking through transition things and working through big-picture things and district issues,” Boyer said. “We will have a smooth transition and a good handoff where she is up to speed on everything.”

Cumber is a familiar face in San Marco. A neighborhood resident for eight years, she has served as president of the San Marco Preservation Society and was a member of Jacksonville’s Children’s Commission, which was replaced by Mayor Lenny Curry’s Kids Hope Alliance. 

Cumber is the CEO of LeAnna Cumber & Associates, a transportation consulting firm. She holds a law degree from the University of Southern California and is a member of the California State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. She began her legal career in the United State Senate as a transportation and homeland security staffer. She has also worked in the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General’s legal and legislative office. Before starting her own firm, she was employed in the government relations group at Baker Botts LLP, an international law firm with offices around the globe.

“I am honored to serve the residents of District 5,” said Cumber. My husband and I and our kids truly love this community. My door will always be open.”

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