JAXBIZ splits Jacksonville Sheriff endorsement

A political committee associated with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce couldn’t pick just one of the five candidates running for Sheriff in next month’s Special Election.

So instead, the JAXBIZ committee endorsed two Friday, backing Democrat Lakesha Burton and Republican T.K. Waters in a rare co-endorsement.

“T.K. and Lakesha have both built a wide range of support in the community — including among the Chamber’s 3,000 members,” JAXBIZ Board Chair Abel Harding said.

“While our board was unable to come to an agreement on a single candidate, the decision to issue a co-endorsement was intended to reflect the strong feelings that these are

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