Support/Endorsements

"Throughout my career as a prosecutor and as Florida's Attorney General, I have worked with local, state, and federal law enforcement. Sheriff Mac McNeill embodies the best qualities of those who have committed themselves to protecting and serving the citizens. Three of Florida's Governors have entrusted Mac with protecting their lives and the lives of their families. In addition to serving in law enforcement for over two decades, Mac was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and is a combat veteran of the First Gulf War. For these reasons and many more, I proudly and enthusiastically endorse Mac McNeill for Sheriff of Jefferson County."

-Attorney General Pam Bondi

“I’m proud to support my friend Mac McNeill for Jefferson County Sheriff.  A military veteran, Mac has an exceptional record of public service, including more than 20 years as part of Florida’s law enforcement community.

Mac is a man of deep integrity and commitment to our state and citizens.  I’m especially grateful to Mac for his strong leadership at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement during my tenure as Governor, when he worked tirelessly to protect our state capitol and leaders.

I encourage Jefferson County residents to vote for Mac McNeill, so he can continue to diligently protect and serve Jefferson County families”

-Governor Jeb Bush

“Sheriff Mac McNeill is a solid conservative and proven lawman. As a military veteran and career law enforcement officer, he’s dedicated his life to serving our nation and our state. He’s been a great Sheriff and I know Mac will continue to work tirelessly to keep the citizens of Jefferson County safe. I’m proud to back Mac!”

-Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

“I am proud to appoint Mac McNeill, a military veteran with 20 years of law enforcement experience, to serve as Jefferson County Sheriff. I am confident that Mac will serve and protect the families of Jefferson County exceptionally and with the utmost integrity.”

-Governor Rick Scott

“Having worked with and directly supervised Sheriff Mac McNeill earlier in his law enforcement career, I personally know of his dedication and commitment to public service. Having spent over 20 years in law enforcement serving the citizens of Florida, and as a military veteran, Mac has truly dedicated his entire professional career to serving the needs of others.

He has done an outstanding job as Sheriff of Jefferson County and worked very closely with the community since his appointment. He has brought a fresh view and many years of outstanding service to the Office of Sheriff in Jefferson County. I am proud to support my friend’s campaign to continue serving as Sheriff of Jefferson County.”

-Sheriff Emery Gainey
Retired Colonel, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Retired Sheriff, Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Director of Law Enforcement, Office of the Attorney General

“Mac McNeill is a great public servant who has dedicated his life to law enforcement. I have worked closely with Mac and know him to be a man of integrity who serves with a servant’s heart. The people of Jefferson County are fortunate to have Mac as their Sheriff. He has my full support.”

-United States Senator George LeMieux

“Having known Sheriff Mac McNeill for many years, I am impressed with his passion and vision as a dedicated leader in law enforcement. His military background coupled with his lifelong commitment to public safety make Mac the clear choice to continue as Sheriff of Jefferson County.  Mac works so diligently to protect and serve his community and I am proud to offer him my backing.”

-Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis