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Last-minute push helps Mike Williams win Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office runoff

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In the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office runoff, it may have been interesting, and at times there was suspense, but Mike Williams began the evening with the lead, and never really left. Williams, a Republican who recieved a number of high-profile endorsements in the race, overtook Democrat Ken Jefferson early on to win 52 to 48 percent, according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections website. Williams now replaces term-limited Sheriff John Rutherford. For his part, Rutherford may be retiring, but not dropping out of sight; he announced Tuesday that he will run to…

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