Melissa Nelson is state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit. | News4JaxMelissa Nelson is state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit. | News4Jax
Melissa Nelson is state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit. | News4Jax

State Attorney Melissa Nelson files for reelection

Published on April 5, 2024 at 4:31 pm

State Attorney Melissa Nelson has officially filed to run for a third term.

Nelson’s name appeared as a candidate late Friday with the Florida Division of Elections.

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A Republican, she serves in the 4th Judicial District, which encompasses Duval, Clay and Nassau counties.

“Today, I am proud to announce I have officially filed for reelection,” Nelson said in a prepared statement. “It is a privilege to work alongside our talented team at the State Attorney’s Office and with law enforcement throughout Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties to keep the public safe.”

No other candidates are listed for the race. The qualifying period for candidates is April 22-26.

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Nelson was first elected in 2016 when she defeated incumbent Angela Corey. She was reelected in 2020 without opposition.


author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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