Duval County

T.K. Waters to be sworn in as Jacksonville sheriff, files to run for sheriff in 2023 election

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Sheriff-elect T.K. Waters will be sworn into office on Sunday, according to a news release from his campaign.

Waters defeated Democrat Lakesha Burton in Tuesday’s special election and takes over the rest of the former Sheriff Mike Williams’ term, which runs through the end of June 2023.


Waters filed paperwork on Monday to run for sheriff for a full four-year term in the March 2023 Duval County election.

“The work starts right away,” Waters said in the news release. “Everyone in our great city deserves to live safely and I am ready to deliver a Sheriff’s Office that does just that. It is crucial that Jacksonville has a Sheriff over the next four years who will fight relentlessly to reduce crime, improve transparency, and make our city an even better place to live and raise a family.”

Waters will become the seventh sheriff of Jacksonville since consolidation of city and county governments took place in 1968. His swearing-in ceremony will take place at Bible Believers Baptist Church at noon on Sunday.

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