Longtime Jacksonville Anchor Set for Senate Run

By Andrew Gauthier 

Historic City News

Deborah Gianoulis-Heald is best known for her 25-year career as Jacksonville’s news anchor on WJXT-TV 4, but according to an announcement aired yesterday evening, Historic City News has learned that she may be coming out of retirement to become the next State Senator for District 8.

Gianoulis said Friday afternoon that she is seriously considering running as a Democrat against Republican State Senator John Thrasher for the District 8 seat.


One motivation for Gianoulis to run against Thrasher was Thrasher’s support for State Senate Bill 6. Gianoulis served as chairwoman of Save Duval Schools More…