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David Gee re-elected as Hillsborough County Sheriff

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David Gee has won re-election as Sheriff in Hillsborough County for another four years.

Gee won the office on Friday when the only other candidate in the race, Kevin S. Carrier, failed to qualify for the ballot.

Gee has served as Hillsborough Sheriff since 2004. A Republican, he’s often been discussed as a potential candidate for another political office, but has steadfastly declined any such entreaties.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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