Wilcox to run for reelection as supervisor of elections

[Courtesy of Wesley Wilcox]

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Posted October 5, 2023 | By Caroline Brauchler

Wesley Wilcox wants to continue being the person Marion County voters trust with their questions when election time rolls around.

Wilcox is seeking reelection in 2024 as the Marion County Supervisor of Elections, a position he was first elected to in 2012. He ran unopposed and was reelected in both 2016 and 2020. No other candidate has filed to run for the position next year.

He said that if reelected, his biggest goal is “to continue to be the trusted voice of Marion County elections.”

“If you ask us anything or want us to show anything election-related, you can rely on us to provide honest and truthful information,” he said. “That’s the goal.”

Wilcox, a Republican, said that if voters want to look at his track record, his and his office’s performance in past elections speaks for itself.

“I’ll point to both the general election of 2020 and the general election of 2022, because in both of those, this office performed exceptionally well,” he said. “We posted election night results before 9 o’clock in both of those elections.”

Wilcox has worked in the elections field for 32 years, is a nationally certified elections and registration administrator, and is a master Florida certified elections professional, according to the Supervisor of Elections website.

Wilcox said when voters have questions about elections, the best place for them to get reliable information is straight from the source.

“I am the person, or my office are the people, to actually ask election-related questions and not rely on your neighbor or your friend or something else for election information,” he said.

If reelected in 2024, Wilcox will serve for another four years as the supervisor of elections, for a total of 16 years in office.

“Over the last 11 years, we’ve provided what I feel to be very good service, and a real consistency on conducting elections in a very forthright and open process,” he said.

To learn more about the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Office, go to votemarion.gov

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