Clay County

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels files to run for reelection

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels filed on Wednesday with the Clay County Supervisor of Elections to run for reelection this year.

“For those that didn’t think I was going to do it, shame on you,” Daniels told Action News Jax reporter Jamarlo Phillips during Lunch With The Law, a new community engagement initiative. “We have so much momentum going with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and what we are doing out in the community. It is too soon to stop.”

In June 2019, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed to Action News Jax that it was investigating Daniels after his relationship with a former Jacksonville corrections officer became public.

Action News Jax told you last week that Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle Cook also entered the race in Clay County.

Daniels joins Cook and four other Republican candidates running for sheriff: Ben Carroll, Harold Rutledge, Mike Taylor and Catherine D. Webb.

Clay County residents will be able to vote on Nov. 3 this year.

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