Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams widens cash lead in re-election bid

Mike Williams

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, a first-term Republican up for re-election in 2019, widened in May his cash lead over his sole challenger.

The sheriff brought in $14,550 off 38 contributions last month. All of that money went into his campaign account, as he had no committee fundraising. All told, Williams has $192,000 in his political committee, and roughly $193,000 in his campaign account.

Williams’ donations were all local in May, with lawyers, police officers, and a towing company among the donors.

Democrat Tony Cummings, entirely self-financed, put $500 more into his campaign. He has given his own bid $1,025 total in six reporting periods, and he has just over $660 on hand.

This sheriff’s race lacks drama compared to the scrum just four years ago, in which Cummings was also a candidate, and millions of dollars were raised between the seven people in the field.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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