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Sheriff T.K. Waters goes unopposed in election

Published on January 13, 2023 at 2:49 pm

Barely two months after taking office, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters retained his job unchallenged for a full four-year term as the qualifying deadline for Duval County’s spring elections passed Friday.

Waters had faced the prospect of a challenge for the sheriff’s post last week, when retired assistant chief Lakesha Burton filed initial campaign paperwork for a rematch of the runoff race she lost to Waters in November.

Waters said this week that she had decided against running.

Read the rest of this story at the Florida Times-Union, a Jacksonville Today news partner.