Clay County considers appointing sheriff
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Clay County leaders came together to debate whether the sheriff should be appointed or elected.
Currently, the sheriff position is elected but the charter review commission discussed appointing a sheriff during a meeting on Monday.
Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said that's a bad idea.
"I really don't think the voters in clay have an appetite or giving up their right to select arguably the most powerful position in government in the community and turn it over to an outside entity," he said.
The debate has a long way to go before any decision is made.
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