MEET LAKESHA BURTON

"My campaign is about you, not about power, prestige or party.
Join us as we move FORWARD TOGETHER!

Retired JSO Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton is the leader who will bring change to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. During more than 24 years of professional law enforcement experience she set records for reducing crime in the area she commanded for JSO. During her time as a patrol and enforcement commander in the Arlington/Beaches area, she and her team of officers reduced murders, gunfire, burglaries and home invasions more than did officers in any other zone. She’s ready to engage citizens, businesses and other stakeholders in a new brand of community policing.

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ENDORSMENTS

These are a few of the people endorsing Lakesha

Ashley Cetin

Atlantic Beach
Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton is exactly what the Jacksonville community needs. Her passion to help others is apparent in everything she does.

Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. and First Lady Kim McKissick

Bethel Church
We support Assistant Chief Burton for sheriff because she has proven herself to have a heart for this city. She wants to make our streets safer and build bridges between police and our community.

Lt. Larry Gayle

Retired JSO Police
Burton wants neighborhood officers to get to know the folks in the areas they patrol and build meaningful relationships. She wants officers to be public servants, both guardian and warrior - not just one or the other. She understands that service can require force but also service is about compassion. A sheriff is the face of the agency.

Karen Jeffery Copland

Westside
Assistant Chief Burton has the necessary experience and passion to be the next Sheriff of Jacksonville. She leads from the front and has always been visible in the community.

CAMPAIGN NEWS

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6 hours ago
Burton for Sheriff

Calling all #TeamBurton supporters! Now it’s time for your voice to be heard! Let’s support #BurtonforSheriff and give Jacksonville residents the positive change they deserve! Vote in the @news4jax poll here: bit.ly/3QgJz0l #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all #TeamBurton supporters! Now it’s time for your voice to be heard! Let’s support #BurtonforSheriff and give Jacksonville residents the positive change they deserve! Vote in the @news4jax poll here: https://bit.ly/3QgJz0l #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff
7 hours ago
Burton for Sheriff

Thank you to Jacksonville University for hosting tonight’s Sheriff Debate! Vote Lakesha Burton as the next Sheriff of Jacksonville! #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Jacksonville University for hosting tonight’s Sheriff Debate! Vote Lakesha Burton as the next Sheriff of Jacksonville! #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff

Comment on Facebook

Excellent job today. Let’s move our city forward together.

Lakesha Burton tonight you were spot on. We're so excited to see you implement all of you impressive ideas when you're our new Sheriff!!!

Great debate. You rocked it. Loved being there.

You stood strong on that stage and you absolutely crushed it tonight! I can’t wait to see what you do as the next Sheriff of Jacksonville!

Great performance.

So proud of you!!!

You did a great job Lakesha Burton !!

Lakesha Burton YOU are the change we need in our city! I believe in you! #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff #TeamBurton

Best qualified!!!

You killed it i mean on every last question being straight to the point without bs the people with past sayings that we all heard for years during a election season and nothing worth anything still get accomplished. That part about crime going down 16% went over they heads hell they had people in office and positions for years and never got anything worth talking about done.

Perfect Sheriff

Way to go Sherriff!!

Sooooooooo Proud Of You Sheriff Burton

Forward together !!! Keep it going .

Excellent job

Slam dunk tonight!

Awesome job tonight Lakesha Burton ❤️ #ForwardTogether

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9 hours ago
Burton for Sheriff

Join the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Debate starting at 8pm tonight, airing on WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX! #BurtonForSheriff #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether ... See MoreSee Less

Join the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Debate starting at 8pm tonight, airing on WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX!  #BurtonForSheriff #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether

Comment on Facebook

So far Lakesha Burton looks like she has informed and intelligent answers for where we go forward with her as our next Sheriff!! Great job...❤️

Lakesha Burton has a lot of great ideas and going forward with her as our Next Sheriff. We need Change. Now it is time for a Woman to be Sheriff.

You are the best for our city!!! We love you and we are all in for Burton 💙 Own that stage 💪🏽

You Have My Vote!

I believe in you!! Placed my vote for you today! 💙🇺🇸🖤 Proud to back you 100%!!

Great job!!! You hit all the points. You were the only one that could show and prove the reduction in crime. You showed a proven plan that you implemented that was the reason in reduction not that they (Sherri’s Office) gave you more people.

Lakesha Burton is the ONLY choice!!!

Lakesha Burton will give our community a visible, accessible and accountable police department. Let's give our community the gift of Lakesha as our next and best Sheriff. Vote!!!

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10 hours ago
Burton for Sheriff

Day 223: Chief Burton has always had a heart for all humanity and helping those in our community! #365 #community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff ... See MoreSee Less

Day 223: Chief Burton has always had a heart for all humanity and helping those in our community! #365 #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff
18 hours ago
Burton for Sheriff

Team Burton will be out in force waving signs TODAY - Wednesday, August 10th. We will be meeting up at the overpass at Arlington Expressway and University Boulevard at 4:15pm to 6:00pm.

Then at 6:00pm, the entire Sign Waving Team will move just down the road to the entrance of Jacksonville University to welcome Chief Burton as she heads into the Candidate Debate at 7:30pm. The TV media will be there and we want to show all of Duval just how much we want LAKESHA BURTON to be our NEXT Sheriff. Let’s do this and join us today! #ForwardTogether #BurtonforSheriff #JacksonvilleSheriff
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Team Burton will be out in force waving signs TODAY - Wednesday, August 10th. We will be meeting up at the overpass at Arlington Expressway and University Boulevard at 4:15pm to 6:00pm.

Then at 6:00pm, the entire Sign Waving Team will move just down the road to the entrance of Jacksonville University to welcome Chief Burton as she heads into the Candidate Debate at 7:30pm. The TV media will be there and we want to show all of Duval just how much we want LAKESHA BURTON to be our NEXT Sheriff. Let’s do this and join us today! #ForwardTogether #BurtonforSheriff #JacksonvilleSheriff

Comment on Facebook

I just voted Burton for Sheriff ❤

Go Get them Lakesha Burton! You Get my vote

🗳☑️☑️

1 day ago
Burton for Sheriff

Day 224: Did you know that Chief Burton was named “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council? This honor was bestowed to her for her continuous support in the community! Thank you Chief Burton for being an inspiration to so many! #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff ... See MoreSee Less

Day 224: Did you know that Chief Burton was named “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council? This honor was bestowed to her for her continuous support in the community! Thank you Chief Burton for being an inspiration to so many! #Community #WeDeserveHer #ForTheLoveOfJax #ForwardTogether #BurtonForSheriff

Comment on Facebook

So deserving! Lakesha Burton keep up the great work!

OUR FIRST FEMALE SHERIFF!!!

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