Sanchez Campaign, Affiliated Political Committee Raises Over $200,000 in Q1

Sanchez Campaign, Affiliated Political Committee Raises Over $200,000 in Q1

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
April 12, 2024

In his bid for Sheriff of Miami-Dade County, Joe Sanchez’s (R) and his campaign alongside Law and Order – his affiliated political committee – have raised over $200,000 in the first quarter.

Sanchez was excited with the fundraising numbers for the first quarter and said it was proof of his message “resonating” with voters.

“I am amazed by the incredible support we have received from throughout Miami-Dade County,” said Joe Sanchez.  “Our message of law and order is resonating with our neighbors because everyone wants and deserves to live in a safe community. These resources will help us continue to reach out to our voters as the August 20th primaries approaches.”

Sanchez has lived in Miami-Dade County for 52 years and boasts 36 of those years in public service and law enforcement.

This includes eight years in the Army Reserves, 11 years as a city commissioner, and 36 years as a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officer.

Miami-Dade County hasn’t had a Sheriff’s Office since 1966, but a 2018 amendment to the Florida Constitution required all counties in the Sunshine State to elect all constitutional officers – including a sheriff – beginning in 2024.

Upon announcing his candidacy, Sanchez stated that he would step away from FHP in the name of transparency.

"I believe in transparency, and it is not appropriate for law enforcement officers to be campaigning while on the taxpayers' dime," he said in the statement. "I ask all the candidates who are currently working in any capacity for a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, to follow my lead and take a leave of absence immediately."

The primary election for the position of sheriff will occur on August 20 with the general election taking place on Nov. 5.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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