Ken Jefferson announces he will run for Jacksonville sheriff in 2023

Jefferson previously ran for the office in the 2011 and 2015 elections.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A familiar face is entering the race to run for sheriff in Jacksonville in the 2023 election.

Ken Jefferson, who worked for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 24 years, announced Thursday he will run for the office again. He previously ran in 2011 and 2015.

Jefferson previously served as Action News Jax’s Crime and Safety Expert, and has recently been working in the same capacity at another Jacksonville news station.

Other candidates who have announced their run for sheriff include Democrats Lakesha Burton, Wayne Clark and Tony Cummings and Republicans Mathew Nemeth and Chief Thomas “TK” Waters.

The newly-elected candidate will replace Sheriff Mike Williams, who has termed out.

The election is set for March 2023.

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