Sheriff Billy Woods files for reelection, seeks third term

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods speaks during the No Horsin’ Around With Marion Marion County Litter Task Force press conference at the Baseline Road Trailhead in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, April 21, 2023. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2023.

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Posted July 19, 2023 | By Caroline Brauchler

Incumbent Sheriff Billy Woods filed for reelection for the office of Marion County Sheriff on Tuesday, July 18, according to Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox.

Woods was first elected in 2016, then reelected in 2020. If he wins the vote for sheriff in 2024, it will be his third term in office.

No other candidates have filed to enter the race, so Woods currently runs unopposed. Woods also ran unopposed in the 2020 election, according to the supervisor of elections database.

As of Fiscal Year 2022-23, the Marion County Sheriff makes an annual salary of $204,618, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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