BUNNELL – The Keep Rick Staly Our Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement for Sheriff Rick Staly’s re-election.

U.S. Senator and former Florida Governor Rick Staly has endorsed Rick Staly for re-election as Flagler County Sheriff in 2024.

“I am proud to endorse Sheriff Rick Staly for another term as Flagler County Sheriff. When Sheriff Staly was first elected back in 2016, he quickly went to work. And the results speak for themselves. Crime in Flagler County is down 54%. He’s committed to keeping Flagler County residents safe and to upholding the law.

Sheriff Staly has dedicated his life to keeping Florida safe and has been recognized for his service many times along the way. I was proud to award him the Florida Governor’s Medal of Heroism for his tremendous courage in the line of duty. I have no doubt that he will continue to serve Flagler County with integrity, bravery, and honor when he’s re-elected,” said Senator Rick Scott.

“I am honored to have earned Senator Scott’s endorsement,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “While Governor of Florida, I worked closely with then Governor Scott and still do today. He has always been a strong advocate for law enforcement to ensure we had the resources needed to keep our community safe. It was also a highlight of my career to receive the Governor’s Medal of Heroism from him which I display proudly in my office.”

Sheriff Staly received the Governor’s Medal of Heroism from Governor Scott in 2016 during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet. Governor Scott recognized Staly for his actions on July 31, 1978 when, then Orange County Deputy Sheriff Staly, was shot three-times while saving the life of a fellow Deputy Sheriff during a disturbance call in west Orlando, Florida.

Sheriff Staly has previously been endorsed by the Coastal Florida PBA (CFPBA), the International

Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO), the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 171, Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, and Florida Cabinet member and Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson.

Media Release: Rick Staly, Republican, for Flagler County Sheriff