MEET LEANNA GUTIERREZ CUMBER
LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber is a successful Cuban-American small business owner, political outsider, and most importantly, a mom. She wants to make Jacksonville a safer place to live, by putting in place policies that allow our city’s employers and small businesses to expand.
As the daughter of a Cuban exile who escaped the horrors of Castro’s communist regime, LeAnna strongly believes in protecting and preserving the American Dream for all and serving her community. That’s why she became a bilingual public school teacher, managed a shelter for abused women, and started a domestic violence legal clinic. LeAnna has also served the Jacksonville community as president of the San Marco Preservation Society, on the Jacksonville Zoo Board, and as a mayoral appointee to the board of the Kids Hope Alliance (formerly Jacksonville Children’s Commission).
After spending her career serving her community, LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber ran for office for the first time in 2019 and was elected to the Jacksonville City Council. On the City Council, LeAnna has prioritized making Jacksonville safer by cracking down on crime and investing in public safety. She also led the charge on the City Council to crack down on sex trafficking in Jacksonville because of her years spent protecting vulnerable and abused women and girls.
Having run a successful small business, LeAnna knows just how difficult it is to balance a budget and will work tirelessly to protect Jacksonville taxpayers’ dollars. On the City Council, she opposed the doubling of the gas tax and stood up to special interests as a political outsider.
As mayor, LeAnna will work to cut the gas tax, oppose unnecessary higher taxes on Jacksonville families, and make our community safe. She will always put Jacksonville families first.
LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber is raising her two children and two pugs with her husband, Husein, in San Marco.