Sheriff Staly Kicks Off 2020 Campaign

Hosts Successful Fundraiser on November 9th with special guest Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North


BUNNELL, FL: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign with a fun, western-themed fundraiser at the Phillips Ranch in Bunnell, Florida, with special guest Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.).

“I am thankful to have served the citizens of Flagler County since 2017. With your support, we’ve been successful in reducing crime and making our neighborhoods safer,” said Sheriff Staly. “With the community’s involvement, crime is down over 25% and traffic fatalities are down 42%. There’s still more work to do. Our 2020 Campaign is about continuing our successful programs and initiatives to pro-actively fight crime and to maintain the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in Flagler County.”

“Rick Staly is one of America’s top law enforcement leaders,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, “He’s had an incredible impact on reducing crime.  I am pleased today to join with his family and supporters in kicking-off his 2020 Campaign to re-elect Rick Staly as your Sheriff!

During the event, Sheriff Staly expressed appreciation for two key endorsements which he has received from the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 171, organizations which represent both current employees of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and retired law enforcement, corrections and public safety officers.

The fundraiser will be held at the beautiful Phillips Ranch in Bunnell, which is owned by the Phillips family, who raise beef cattle and performance quarter horses.

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Sheriff Staly Announces Law Enforcement Endorsements Coastal Florida PBA and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171 Endorse Stalv for 2020 Election


The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two key endorsements received by prominent law enforcement organizations. The Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents all FCSO law enforcement and detention deputies including sergeants and corporals and most of the professional support staff voted overwhelmingly to endorse Rick Staly in his 2020 re-election bid.

“Law Enforcement Officers today need real leadership more than ever before. We know Sheriff Staly supports his deputies, and that is why they support him equally as much,” said Mike Scudiero, Executive Director of the Coastal Florida PBA. “The citizens of Flagler have a true team effort with Sheriff Staly and our membership. That’s a winning combination for everyone involved, and it’s a principal reason why the PBA members in Flagler county have overwhelmingly chosen to support him for re-election. Crime is down, the community is safer, and these law enforcement professionals are working harder than ever, and they’d prefer to keep working with a true leader like Rick Staly.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, Ptl. Phillip Cardillo Memorial Lodge #171, which counts as its members retired and former law enforcement officers, correction officers and other public safety officials “enthusiastically endorses” Rick Staly in his re-election as Sheriff. “In three short years you have brought new enthusiasm to Flagler County, invigorated the Law Enforcement Community and introduced a new level of technology to reducing crime, threats and risks posed to us all,” said Ron Conklin, President of FOP #171 . “As fellow members of the Flagler County community, we are proud to see the steps you have already taken and excited to see what the future holds…under your dedicated leadership.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our community daily and know my leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “It is also humbling to be endorsed by a group of retired and former public servants that know first-hand what it takes to serve the community.”

CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email:

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Sheriff Staly Receives over 1,000 Signed Candidate Petitions in just 14 Days for his 2020 Election

PRESS RELEASE 10/21/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly and campaign volunteers and supporters have collected over 1,000 signed Candidate Petitions from voters in Flagler County in just 14 days. Under Florida election law Sheriff Staly is required to obtain 827 signed and certified petitions or pay a qualifying fee of over $8,000.00 for his name to appear on the 2020 election ballot.

The overwhelming support and positive comments I have received from the community while obtaining these petitions has been humbling and a confirmation of the new direction implemented when I was elected,” said Sheriff Staly .  “Our volunteer team worked quickly to get these petitions so my name will appear on the 2020 election ballot without having to pay the qualifying fee.  We probably set a record for how quickly this many petitions were obtained for a county-wide race.  Thank you to a great team and the community for your support to keep me as your Sheriff!

The candidate petitions have been turned in to the Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE) who is in the process of certifying the petitions are valid Flagler County voters.  Once the SOE certifies 827 petitions Sheriff Staly’s name will be guaranteed to be on the 2020 election ballot.

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CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email:



Sheriff Staly Files for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  10/2/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly filed paperwork with the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office today seeking a second term as Flagler County Sheriff.

I have been honored to serve the citizens of Flagler County and leading the outstanding men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office since 2017,” said Sheriff Staly.  “Under my leadership we have a motivated team, new programs and initiatives  that has driven crime down over -25% and traffic fatalities down -42%  since I was elected.  Together, we can keep these initiatives working for our community.

Sheriff Staly was elected Sheriff of Flagler County on November 8, 2016 and took office on January 3, 2017.  Sheriff Staly has a Master’s degree in Justice Administration, graduated from the FBI National Academy and the National Sheriff’s Institute.  He was awarded the Medal of Valor and the Governor’s Medal of Heroism after being shot three times while saving the life of a Deputy Sheriff.  Sheriff Staly recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Sheriff’s Association and is a Life member of the National Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Police Chief’s Association. Sheriff Staly also holds certification in Homeland Security and serves on various Boards and Committees on the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.

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CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email: