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Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil Reelected

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Tom Flanigan
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Current Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil has won his race for reelection. He took to Facebook live Tuesday night to celebrate the victory.

“I am excited about this win tonight as I keep saying this isn’t about me this is about this community and all of us getting into the trenches and working hard to make a change," said McNeil.

McNeil says he plans to spend his second term as sheriff focusing on improving safety throughout the community. He says part of that will including working to fight drug abuse and lower the local crime rate.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.