Deegan calls new mayoral attack ad ‘racially insensitive’; Davis doubles down on claim she wants to defund JSO
The ad approved by Republican candidate Daniel Davis accuses his Democratic opponent Donna Deegan of attending all the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Jacksonville after the 2020 death of George Floyd.
Unopposed: Jacksonville sheriff, constitutional officers
Three city-wide offices that would have been on the ballot in the 2023 city of Jacksonville elections have already been decided, because only one candidate qualified for each office. All three are Republicans, and will begin their terms July 1.
I-TEAM: High-profile political donor, who was found dead Thursday, had access card to JSO headquarters
Kent Stermon, who was not employed by the Sheriff’s Office, was given an access card to JSO headquarters for the past five years -- at the same time, he was donating thousands to GOP candidates, including former Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.
UNF poll: Waters narrowly ahead of Burton in race for sheriff
In a University of North Florida poll of likely voters in the upcoming Florida primary, respondents were asked about the special election to elect a new Jacksonville sheriff following Mike Williams’ resignation in June amid controversy over his residency in Nassau County.
Sheriff Debate Analysis: Who did the best job getting their message out?
After the five candidates who want to tackle Jacksonville's biggest law enforcement issues squared off Wednesday night on Channel 4, an analyst with the Jacksonville Public Policy Institute shared what he considered the biggest takeaways from the debate.
T.K. Waters and Lakesha Burton, both recently retired from leadership positions in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, won the most votes in August’s five-way first election to elect a replacement for Sheriff Mike Williams. But since neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote, the top two advanced to the November general election.
Sheriff candidate T.K. Waters makes rare public appearance, answers single question
In about a month and a half – Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new sheriff. There are five candidates in the race. Four of them have been very out front with reporters in their campaigns. But one of the leading candidates – Republican T.K. Waters – appears to be avoiding our cameras.
All 5 candidates for Jacksonville sheriff have qualified, elections officials say
Six candidates had announced they were running for Jacksonville sheriff – but that number was down to five Friday after Mat Nemeth withdrew from the race and tossed his endorsement to JSO Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters.
Jacksonville City Council approves a special election for sheriff on Aug. 23
As expected, every city council member voted yes to approve the special election, but council members also had questions for General Counsel Jason Teal. Some wondering why the city’s top lawyer is saying the sheriff did not vacate the office until four days ago, June 2, when it was clear he moved out of Jacksonville a year ago.
‘A major curveball’: With Williams announcing retirement, challenges emerge in race for Jacksonville sheriff
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams on Thursday announced his sudden retirement amid controversy about a recent move from Duval to Nassau County. Meantime, six people had previously announced their intentions to run for sheriff in spring 2023 during the general election, which follows the special elections later this year.
Jacksonville sheriff vacated office when he moved to Nassau County, city lawyer’s draft opinion says
The lawyer for the city of Jacksonville drafted what would have been a legally binding opinion that found Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams vacated his office when he moved from Duval County to Nassau County last year.
Some are calling for Sheriff Mike Williams to pay back his salary and more to taxpayers
While the city’s general counsel mulls over the looming legal issues surrounding Sheriff Williams’ move to Nassau County, there are calls for his salary and retirement to be paid back to the taxpayers if lawyers determine Williams vacated his seat last spring.
Mayor Curry on Sheriff Williams: ‘People can debate the residency thing. Don’t start saying the guy has been absent’
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams was originally scheduled to be at a news conference Wednesday that spotlighted ways to be safe during a hurricane, but instead, JSO’s undersheriff attended the meeting alongside the mayor.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival: What you need to know
The Jacksonville Jazz Fest is back for yet another star-studded event sure to draw countless visitors with events spreading out over several days through downtown. City leaders have outlined what you need to know as you plan your day. That includes navigating the traffic.
Millions of dollars in play for campaigns for Jacksonville mayor, sheriff
With less than twelve months to go before Jacksonville voters go to the polls to choose their next mayor, sheriff and other city leaders, candidates for the top offices continue building their campaign war chests, with March fundraising numbers being reported this week.
Jacksonville sheriff: Trio distributed up to 30 kilos of cocaine per week
An investigation by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Major Case Narcotics Unit aimed at dismantling a local drug trafficking organizations has netted 27 felony arrests, Sheriff Mike Williams revealed during a Thursday news conference.