Melissa Nelson launches State Attorney reelection campaign

Nelson is unopposed so far.

Melissa Nelson is running for another term as State Attorney for Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit.

“There is more work to be done and I am staying in the fight,” Nelson said in a Wednesday news release. “I will continue to seek innovative tactics to address violent crime and I will continue to seek justice for every victim, every citizen, and every family in our community.”

Nelson also announced that political consultant James Blair would lead the reelection effort.

Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit covers Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties.

Nelson, a Republican, was first elected State Attorney in 2016 after earning more than two-thirds of the vote in a three-way GOP primary. She was unopposed in the general.

As State Attorney, Nelson established Florida’s first legislatively funded Conviction Integrity Review Unit. Notably, the unit overturned the conviction of Clifford Williams, a Jacksonville man who spent 43 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Prior to seeking public office, Nelson spent 12 years working as an Assistant State Attorney, where she prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital homicides.

So far, Nelson is unopposed for reelection.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


  • Leah Hudson

    February 6, 2020 at 6:04 am

    I’ve been reaching out to Mrs Melissa Nelson, begging her to hold the Jacksonville Sheriff Office accountable for the unwarranted killing of 17 year old Kwamae Johnson. Ssd’s he has made no attempt to contact the family of Kwamae. Her office along with sherriff Mike Williams has been ignored us. All we want is the release of footage! DO NOT VOTE FOR HER!!! SHE IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE!!

  • Sonja Emily Fitch

    February 6, 2020 at 6:11 am

    I too have been reaching out to Mrs. Melissa Nelson, begging her to hold the JSO accountable for the domestic terrorism act that 3 rouge JSO cops were found guilty but allowed to retire. She has made no attempt to contact me. Her office along with Sheriff Mike Willams have ignored me. I want JSO Retired Officer Steve Mullen arrested and tried for committing domestic terrorism. I want Chuck McCue arrested for committing cyber bullying.
    AG Nelson has spent more time covering for Lootin Lenny and incompetent Sheriff Williams. SHE IS THE THIRD PART OF THE 3 FAILURES OF LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. What was her role in the JEA scam? DO NOT VOTE FOR NELSON.

  • Media Comments Consultant

    February 7, 2020 at 8:27 am

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