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Newly-minted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister files for (re)-election

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One business day after Chad Chronister was officially sworn in as the new Hillsborough County Sheriff, he filed his paperwork to run for (re)-election in November of 2018. Chronister was tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to replace David Gee in August. He was the only applicant for the position.

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Chad Chronister named interim Hillsborough County Sheriff

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Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday tapped Col. Chad Chronister to take over as the next Hillsborough County Sheriff.

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Hillsborough Sheriff hopeful Chad Chronister says MS-13 gang not much of a threat

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Chad Chronister says that in his interview with Rick Scott last week, the governor asked him why he should appoint him to succeed David Gee as the next Sheriff of Hillsborough County.

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Another hometown pol is backing Ashley Moody for A.G.; this time its Sheriff David Gee

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The campaign for newly announced Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody announced Thursday that Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee is backing her candidacy. “Ashley Moody’s career is one of service to her community and the rule of law,” Gee said in a statement. “Her experience as a federal prosecutor and a circuit court judge have demonstrated an unyielding passion to keep our community safe and strengthen our criminal justice system. As our next Attorney General, I have no doubt she…

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David Gee to step down as Hillsborough County Sheriff at the end of September

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Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee announced Friday that he will be stepping down from his job at the end of September. Gee, a Republican who has served in his position since 2004, and was re-elected last year to another four-year term when he failed to draw a Democratic challenger. “This decision has not been made lightly and was one of the most difficult decisions that I have made in my career,” Gee said in a statement. “Each of my Sheriff’s Office…

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Activists are pushing for Pinellas to be declared a sanctuary county

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Despite a published report listing it as a sanctuary county, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri adamantly rejects classifying Pinellas  with such a designation. But a group of activists who held a news conference in St. Petersburg on Tuesday want the County Commission to call themselves a ‘welcoming’ county. They met in front of City Hall to call on the members of the City Council to support a resolution, calling on the Pinellas County Commission to give themselves that title. Although there is no formal definition…

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Alan Grayson files bill named after Tampa youth to promote civil rights compliance

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In perhaps his last act as a member of Congress, Orlando-area Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson announced Friday he was filing the “Andrew Joseph III Act,” a bill which requires any jurisdiction seeking a specific federal grant to have an independent civilian review board in place. In February of 2014, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies ejected 99 students from the Florida State Fair, including Joseph, a 14-year-old African American, for rowdy behavior during the annual Student Day – a day off from Hillsborough County…

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