Statement From Lakesha Burton about Mat Nemeth’s Withdrawal from Race

This was expected, and it’s exactly why we need change at JSO.

The establishment that has run the Sheriff’s Office for decades and failed to bring Jacksonville’s high crime under control has been scheming to rig this election so they can hold onto power. This is why I am running. It’s time to end the “hand me down politics” at JSO.

There are those trying to rig an election that belongs to voters of Duval County. I want those good old boys to know I’m not afraid. I’m not concerned. This is exactly why I am running for sheriff.  We have to get the politics out of law enforcement and put our neighborhoods and communities back into public safety.

–  Lakesha Burton, Candidate for Jacksonville Sheriff