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Lee Sheriff Incumbent Wins Republican Primary

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Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno will be appearing on the November ballot.

On Tuesday, Marceno defeated Jim Leavens in the Republican primary election Lee County Sheriff race.

Marceno, the incumbent, won 69% of the vote, Leavens received 31%. There were 83,035 votes cast in the race.

Marceno was appointed by then-Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 after former Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott retired.

Leavens is a veteran of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office; he worked there for 30 years.

On Nov. 3, Marceno will face Democrat Robert Neeld and no-party-affiliated candidates Carmen McKinney and Coach Ray.

Sheriffs in Florida serve four year terms, without term limits.

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