Sam Newby with his wife

Meet Sam Newby

Sam Newby is a proud Jacksonville native. After graduating from William Marion Raines High School, Newby earned his under-graduate degree from Edward Waters College. His dedication to the city of Jacksonville is shown through his more than 30 years of active involvement in the community. Some of his greatest civic achievements include: serving as president of Joseph E. Lee Republican Club, chairman of the Johnson Family YMCA, chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County, co-founder and chairman of the Florida Assembly of Black Republicans and being elected to Jacksonville City Council in 2015.

Sam Newby prides himself on having a strong relationship with God, his family, friends and church. As a father of two and grandfather of three, Newby hopes to continue his work improving Jacksonville for the enjoyment of many generations to come.

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Creating Change in Jacksonville

Sam Newby cares about the community. Recently elected to the council group 5 at-large, Newby is running for re-election to continue improving the city of Jacksonville. He is a proud fiscally conservative council member with endorsements from the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters and the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police.

Sam Newby's Mission

Sam Newby’s Promise:

Newby is focused on improving the great city of Jacksonville while promising not to raises taxes for Jacksonville residents.

Prioritizing Public Safety:

Newby vows to help keep our children safe by investing in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, crime prevention and detection technologies and programs to keep our youth out of trouble.

City Development:

He is focused on downtown development and bringing more high-paying jobs to Jacksonville.

Environmental Outlook:

Newby strongly believes in respecting and preserving Jacksonville’s greatest asset: the St. John’s River.

Economic Support:

He continuously works to provide low-income housing options and economic support for everyone.


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