Chief deputy Peyton Grinnell elected Lake County Sheriff

Grinnell plans to protect seniors, target cyber crimes


LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Current chief deputy Peyton Grinnell beat out Clermont's police chief Charles Broadway in the race for Lake County Sheriff.

Grinell won 67 percent of the vote and Broadway won 32 percent with all precincts reporting just after 9 p.m. 

Grinnell, a Republican, is currently the chief deputy at the Lake County Sheriff's Office. He's been a law enforcement officer since 1994. As sheriff, Grinell plans to work to protect seniors from frauds and scams, organize undercover operations to target cyber crimes and enact tougher distracted driving laws.

He'll oversee 700 employees and a $50 million operating budget.

Lake County's current sheriff, Gary S. Borders, did not seek re-election but he did endorse Grinnell.

Broadway, a 20-year law enforcement veteran, would have been the first African-American Lake County Sheriff if he had been elected. He ran as a No Party Affiliation candidate.

Grinnell will take office Jan. 1. 



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