Republicans J.J. Etheridge and incumbent Democratic Sheriff Gordon Smith survived primary challenges to face each other in the General Election.

James "Jimmy" Harris


PARTY:  Republican

This candidate has not responded to WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.

Click to read the statement Harris provided to the Bradford County Supervisor of Elections.

Gordon Smith


PARTY:  Democratic
AGE:  45
OCCUPATION:  Sheriff of Bradford County
EDUCATION:  Vincennes University; FBI National Academy #240;  Certified Homeland Protection professional; More than 1,400 hours of advanced law enforcement training
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:   Elected sheriff in 2000, 2008; police chief of Starke

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "The hallmark of any Sheriffs election should be about creditials & experience...A Qualified Sheriff!
  2. "The most important job as Sheriff is to insure that the citizens of Bradford County are protected...Public Safety!
  3. "To make sure the men & women of the Sheriff's Office are well equipted, well trained & well prepared so at the end of the day, they go home safe!"


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

  • "I am the only canidate with both the experience and the creditials to be the Sheriff."


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "That I truly made a difference!!!"


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  SheriffGordon.com