2023
POLICE
REFORM
CANDIDATE
CANDIDATE
REFORM
POLICE
2023
Official Home of the
Official Home of the

Police REFORM Candidate 

©

Our campaign team would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the 56,780 Duval County residents who cast their vote for Dr. Tony Cummings in the 2019 campaign for sheriff, making that contest one of the strongest Election Day challenges to an incumbent sheriff in Duval County in decades....................Despite our strong showing, we came up short of reaching our intended goal..............We're back in this 2023 Open Seat Election, as a Front-Runner, to again ask for your support to finish the job that our campaign team started of reforming, not defunding, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office....................The taxpayers of Jacksonville spend nearly $500 million annually for police services, and yet our city remains "The Murder Capital of Florida" with over 100 murders 3-years in a row, according to FBI.gov statistical data...............In addition, the watchdog group "Smart Growth America" ranked our city 10th nationwide in pedestrian deaths (source: SmartGrowthAmerica.org)..............This Is Simply Unacceptable...............If you agree, please take a minute to share this website with your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In and other social-media contacts by clicking one of the "Social Media Sharing Options" located on this page underneath our campaign commercial...............In 2015, our grassroots, door-to-door, campaign secured a modest 10,243 votes in the election for sheriff...............In 2019, we dramatically increased our vote total with an impressive 56,780 votes secured against an incumbent sheriff (that's nearly 40% of votes cast)................In 2023, our campaign goal, with your help of course, is to reach 50% + 1 vote in the March 21, 2023 Unitary Primary Election...............Jacksonville: It's Time For A Change!
 

2023 Campaign Commercial
Voiceover by Angela Spears Communication, LLC

 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Event

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents:

The Dr. Tony Cummings For Sheriff campaign has received an invitation to join the Bipartisan Candidate Forum, hosted by the grassroots organization The Black Commission, scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st, 6pm-8pm at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville Florida, 32206. This forum will provide the public with an opportunity to hear from candidates vying for their vote for mayor, sheriff, and city council in the March 21st 2023 election. For more information about this event, please contact Ms. Lauren Cephus at (610) 568-6696, or email blackcomm904@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!  
 
 
 

Thoroughly Vetted By The Local Media

New4Jax
Kent Justice
The Florida Star
Political Correspondence

104.5 WOKV

Rich Jones

First Coast Connect 

Host Melissa Ross

   CBS47/FOX30 ActionNewsJax
Tennika Hughes

   Jacksonville Times Union

Editorial Board

AM600

Public Political Forum

JU Public Policy Institute

Televised Sheriff's Debate

 
 
 

HONESTY

Jacksonville Sheriff's Race
Countdown To Election Day

 
   Unitary Primary Election, March 21, 2023
Registered voters of Duval County may cast their vote on Election Day for either candidate for sheriff, regardless of party affiliation (democrat, republican, NPA). For more information, please contact the Duval County Supervisor of  Elections Office at (904) 630-255-8683.  It's Time For A Change!
 
 
 
 
 

Our Campaign Supports

EQUALITY

  • Public Accountability of Police Resources
  • Reducing Wasteful Spending of Tax Dollars
  • Greater Transparency Measures Inside JSO
  • Improved Community Engagement
  • Change In JSO Management/Leadership
  • Reduction in Excessive Force Lawsuits
  • Adoptions of COPS Strategies -That Work!
  • Increased Minority Hiring of Police Officer
  • Increased Use of Misdemeanor Civil Citations
  • Introduction of Adult Civil Citation Program
  • Expanded JSO Community Affairs Division

Civil Citations Are For MINOR Violations Only

 
 

FAIRNESS

 

RESPECT

 
 
 
 

What Exactly Is Reform?


  • To put or change into an improved form        or condition

  • To amend or improve by change of form       or removal of faults or abuses

  • To put an end to by enforcing or                    introducing a better method or course            of action.

                                                      

                        -Merriam Webster.com

REFORM does not mean DEFUND

Who does police reform benefit? 

EVERYONE!

 
 
 
Bridging The Gap of Trust Between

The Police and The Community
 
 
 

Important Notice: This sheriff's election is an OPEN SEAT due to the current sheriff having reached term limits. There will be a new face inside the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in 2023 after the primary and general elections are over. That means this election presents an opportunity for you, THE VOTER, to vote for new policing strategies to be implemented across the City of Jacksonville to help reduce out-of-control violent crime and rebuild the public's trust in JSO's management and leadership (i.e, reform). For those voters who question the need to reform the Sheriff's Office, please understand that reform, or finding a better method or course of action according to Webster's Dictionary, is in direct alignment with the longstanding Sheriff's Office Core Value of "ALWAYS IMPROVING". In other words, JSO reform benefits everyone in our city. Yes, everyone!

 
 

  It's Time For A Change!

Home