Elect Doreszell Cohen for Mayor

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Doreszell Cohen (DC) will Disrupt Corruption (DC) in Duval County (DC) to create a model city for the rest of America.


Why I Am A Progressive Democrat


Why "DC" For Mayor

On November 18, 2016, I filed with the Supervisor of Elections my candidacy to run for the Office of Mayor for the City of Jacksonville.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Most experts agree that there is a correlation between one’s quality of education and likelihood of going to prison.

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Political Reform

I set out to reform the political system by breaking the cultural norms of old politics. 

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Infrastructure of the Mind

Traditionally, leaders have focused solely on the infrastructure of our roads, bridges, and buildings. 

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The Year of the Woman

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good”. Charlotte Whitton (1896-1975)

As a result of the 2016 historical elections, the Zeitgeist for Women in Politics is here! On November 18, 2016, just 10 days after the elections, DC filed her candidacy for the Office of Mayor for the City of Jacksonville. DC is one of the FIRST women in the country to enter into politics to fight back against bigotry and to shatter a glass ceiling!

What is the Zeitgeist?

According to Schulz and Schultz (2004), the Zeitgeist is the intellectual spirit and climate of the times, and it operates at the broader cultural level. The Zeitgeist is combined with contextual forces, such as science, environmental, social, economic, and political. These experts argue that society’s response to change is dependent upon the Zeitgeist (Schultz & Schultz, 2004, p. 19).

Let’s Make History: We meant to say HERstory

With your support, in 2019 – Jacksonville, Florida can elect our city’s FIRST WOMAN Mayor! Donate, Volunteer, and help get out the vote for Doreszell “DC” Cohen for Mayor!

“The Glass Ceiling hinders not only individuals but society as a whole. It effectively cuts our pool of potential corporate leaders by half. It deprives our economy of new leaders, new sources of creativity.” Lynn M. Martin (1939 - )


Schultz, D.P., & Schultz, S.E. (2004). A history of modern psychology. (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thomson



Veterans deserve comprehensive services that result in the quality of life they have earned. As Jacksonville’s next mayor, Doreszell Cohen, intends to assess, plan and implement new approaches--- while sustaining what has worked. One new approach that DC is proud to champion deals with women veterans. As one woman, Celeste Everett a Decorated Iraq War Veteran said, “women go through the system slightly differently than our male counterparts. We must fight for our just due”

Cities play a critical role in supporting the diverse needs of veterans. Doreszell Cohen understands diversity in different disciplines, and she will effectively “link” the relevant departments, professions, industries, and interests to implement the changes that will “lift up” veterans in the City of Jacksonville in an unprecedented way.

After sitting through a Vetrepreneur Summit on June 22, 2018 - to learn first-hand from our local veterans and Veteran’s Services, DC left this event empowered and said, “on day one, I am ready to collaborate within-and-between government entities, community-based organizations, and the private sector to uplift and empower veterans and military families residing in Jacksonville”.

Doreszell Cohen has veterans working on her campaign, and by her side, with your support, DC is ready to serve those who served our country! 

In The News


DC on Traditional Political Issues


Downtown Revitalization

For nearly 50 years, many administrations from Mayor Tanzler to Mayor Curry have attempted to revitalize the heart of our city. This has become somewhat of a challenging legacy for our city’s leaders to bring to fruition. As a scholar-practitioner, I will synthesize the unaccomplished past efforts of many of my predecessors. Through non-political lenses, I will review various agencies (such as Downtown Development Authority) and industries (like the Chamber of Commerce) agendas to search out the gaps and barriers that disrupted the progress of creating a viable downtown. As Jacksonville’s next Mayor, I have the intellectual capacity and strength to engage diverse leaders, experts, professionals, and other stakeholders to collaboratively create a cumulative approach that brings to Life our city’s long-standing interests to revitalize Downtown Jacksonville.


There is a relationship between the quality of one’s education and her or his likelihood of acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to secure jobs and careers that lead to a decent livelihood.  As Jacksonville’s next Mayor, I will work with business leaders of diverse industries and governmental leaders in Tallahassee and Washington DC to bring good paying jobs to Jacksonville. On the other hand, I will support community-based learning programs for citizens; which call upon them to be proactive in becoming productive employees and/or entrepreneurs who are able to sustain themselves and their families.  


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Environment and Recreation

As Mayor of Jacksonville, I will work proactively to find a healthy balance between people, our planet, and profits. Environmental Protection is a priority, so my administration will continue to work efficiently to sustain our fresh air, clean water and streets and maintain 21st century landfills that properly dispose solid waste.  Additionally, I will support sustainability of the Earth initiatives that focus on planting trees, clean energy, and eco-friendly water purification systems. Jacksonville’s next Mayor will need to work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all citizens in all communities beginning with the children and families in impoverished and underserved areas of our city. With an eye on equity, I will visit all districts in our beautiful city; noting the good and bad of all areas and make appropriate improvements to our city’s recreational services and parks as needed.

Arts and Culture

Arts and culture reflects, connects, and improve our community. The arts, such as music, visual arts, performing arts, writing, theatre, film, dance, festivals, and so forth focus on the elements of human nature, such as poverty, sexuality, racism, etc., and enable us to break barriers and embrace our diversity in our pluralistic society.  As Mayor of Jacksonville, I will utilize the Arts and Culture reflected by our citizens to bolster our economy by promoting neighborhood cultural diversity which improves community engagement and status; thereby, increasing the attractiveness of Jacksonville to businesses, our people, and tourists. Additionally, I will utilize Arts and Culture to face up to the long-standing racial tensions that has plagued the City of Jacksonville. This strategic approach will evolve our citizens beyond tolerance; ultimately inspiring our people to achieve harmony, understanding, and acceptance of our human differences.




The backbone of Jacksonville’s economy lies in our infrastructure. Sound infrastructures protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I will invest, plan, and prepare for the future. As Mayor of Jacksonville, I will face the facts of all the challenges to Jacksonville’s infrastructures, such as energy services, transportation, waste, and water and have the civil engineers and relative experts under my leadership deal with them for the betterment of future generations.  Additionally, I will work with governmental leaders in Tallahassee and Washington DC to lobby for increased funding to various infrastructures that are below standards and deteriorating which threatens the safety and welfare of Jacksonville’s citizens. As Mayor, I will encourage well-informed citizens to join me.