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Sheriff's candidates raising thousands with election more than a year away

Sheriff Mike Williams has reached his term limit.

Early finance reports in the five-way 2023 race for sheriff of Jacksonville are showing some serious contributions in what has become a crowded and expensive group of campaigns.

So far one Republican and one Democrat are leading their donation battles for an election still 17 months away. The election primary comes as incumbent Sheriff Mike Williams reaches his term limit.

Two of the candidates are Republicans: Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters and Special Events Chief Mathew Nemeth. Three are Democrats: Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton, retired Duval County School Police Assistant Chief Wayne Clark and retired detective Tony Cummings.

Read the rest of the story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.