JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A newcomer to the local political scene is making a risky move in order to try and make a difference.
Jason Tetlak, a Democrat, is running for Jacksonville City Council in district 14, which represents the Riverside, Ortega and Avondale areas.
"I've just kind of decided I don't want to do things the way they've always been done. I want to do things the right way," he told First Coast News during an interview at Memorial Park on Thursday morning.
Tetlak said since moving to the area 15 years ago, he's been making a list of changes he'd like to see made in government.
Then, when Jacksonville failed to pass a comprehensive human rights ordinance, he said he knew he had to run for office.
"I think city hall needs a jolt of energy for somebody's not an insider," Tetlak said in a three minute campaign video online.