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Sheriff candidate Burton pulls out of FOP debate against Waters

Burton (left) and Waters (right)
Burton (left) and Waters (right)

Lakesha Burton will not participate in a private debate against opponent T.K. Waters in front of members of the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police on Monday, Burton’s campaign announced.

The police union was set to use Monday’s debate, moderated by News4JAX’s Kent Justice, to decide which candidate it will endorse. That endorsement was expected to be released by the end of the week.

Now, Burton’s campaign said that a lack of “transparency of format and execution” and clarification has led to Burton’s decision.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.

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