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

Lakesha Burton will bring her well-rounded professional experience as your next sheriff. During more than two decades in law enforcement she’s led hundreds of officers in reducing crime in some of Jacksonville’s most challenged neighborhoods. She’s ready to work with citizens and communities to move our city FORWARD TOGETHER!

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Burton Discusses Priorities on Bobbie G’s Breakroom Podcast

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Candidate Lakesha Burton talked about her priorities as the city’s next sheriff during an interview April 16 with host Bobbie G for his Breakroom podcast. “I’m proud to say that under my leadership as a zone commander in the Arlington and Beaches area we delivered a record-breaking 16 percent crime reduction in our …

Burton Leads All Candidates in New UNF Poll

From the Florida Times-Union article on Feb. 17, 2022:  In the sheriff’s race, Burton has the edge over two Republicans: T.K. Waters at 27% and Matthew Nemeth at 15%. Trailing the pack were Democratic candidates Tony Cummings at 4% and Wayne Clark at 2%. UNF Pollster Dr. Michael Binder said the race for sheriff “is a little …

Burton’s JSO Zone 2 Scores Record-Setting Crime Reduction in 2021

  Burton: Collaboration Key in Crime Reduction Efforts Hard work, effective community policing strategies and strong collaboration among important stakeholders are helping build the trust necessary to effect recent reductions in Jacksonville’s crime rates, said Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton, commander of JSO’s Zone 2 and a candidate for sheriff in the 2023 …