October 5, 2022

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City Council President wants legal opinion about Sheriff’s residency

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Council President Sam Newby desires a legal viewpoint from the Basic Council by 5 p.m. Wednesday. It’s unclear if the Basic Counsel will have it finished by then but that’s what Newby requested in a letter he despatched.

Information4JAX on Friday spoke with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, pursuing a modern report in The Tributary that he’s moved out of Duval County.

Williams confirmed to News4Jax reporter Jim Piggott that he moved, but thinks he does not have to resign and is nevertheless in the law.

Records display Williams and his spouse marketed their Jacksonville residence a yr ago and outlined a new deal with in Nassau County.

According to the city’s constitution: “If the sheriff should really die, resign, or take away his residence from Duval County throughout his time period of business, or be taken out from workplace, the office environment of sheriff shall develop into vacant.”

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Nevertheless, Williams factors to point out law, which does not demand a sheriff to stay in a county where they serve, and Williams reported the point out regulation would overrule the town charter in this circumstance.

We’ve arrived at out to Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan as well. He explained to Information4Jax that he is studying the situation.

We will be following up with city legal professionals next week, right after the Memorial Day vacation.

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