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Broward Decides: Gregory Tony Wins His First Election for Sheriff

There’s a new sheriff in town…and he’s a familiar one.

Gregory Tony won his first campaign for the post Tuesday, after serving in it since January 2019.

He ran against Republican H. Wayne Clark, an attorney and U.S. Army veteran.

Tony received nearly 70 percent of the vote.

He issued the following statement:

“I am honored that voters in our community have chosen me to continue to lead the Broward Sheriff’s Office. While I’m thrilled with the progress we’ve made in the last two years––whether in providing better training for our staff, creating a better culture of accountability and transparency, or making our schools safer––there is still much to be done. Tomorrow, the work continues, and I will never stop working to keep this community safe, and to making BSO the best public safety organization in the nation.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced then-Sheriff Scott Israel with Tony, alleging that Israel had mishandled the 2017 and 2018 mass shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, respectively.