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Burton Calls Out Waters for Misleading Mailer


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Retired Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton has called out fellow sheriff candidate T.K. Waters’ recent mailer as “garbage” produced to mislead the voters.

“All of my life, I’ve refused to be bullied and this time is no different. TK Waters sent this flyer to voters loaded with half-truths and lies intended to fool you. It’s shameful and Jacksonville deserves better.” Burton said. “I have been transparent about my challenges as a teenager and so much more of my life.”

“What Jacksonville cannot ignore is his failure to reduce violent crime for the last 7 years.” Burton continued citing that “he took officers off the streets, spent a half a billion dollars in technology and overtime. Only to see violent crime continue to go up 19%.”

The discussion about the violence in Jacksonville has been front and center in the headlines. 2022 is on track to surpass both murders and shootings from 2021.

Burton continues to drive her message that it is time for a change in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. She points out that she is the only candidate with a proven record of reducing crime. Last year as a Zone Commander, she saw record breaking 16% reduction in crime the in Arlington-Beaches area. Burton added, “The people of Jacksonville deserve better.”

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