Writing challenges incumbent Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Carmine Marceno, appointed in 2018 and elected in 2020, will face Michael Hollow, candidate in 2017 for mayor of Cape Coral.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, Lee County's top police officer for the past six years, faces a challenger in the November general election as he seeks another term.

He and Michael Hollow, a former Cape Coral police officer and mayoral candidate, qualified to appear on the ballot.

The official qualifying period for the November elections ended at noon on June 14.

Carmine Marceno is seeking a second term as sheriff

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, named Lee County's top police officer in 2018 after the retirement of Sheriff Mike Scott, will face last-minute opposition ahead of this year's election.

In November 2020, Marceno defeated Democratic challenger Robert Neeld and non-party-affiliated candidates Carmen McKinney and Michael “Coach Ray” Qualls.

Marceno received 67% of the votes.

The position pays $214,256.

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Independent Michael Hollow ran for mayor of Cape Coral

Hollow, a former internal affairs lieutenant for the Lee County Sheriff's Office, qualified June 10 to run as a write-in candidate against Marceno.

Hollow operates independently.

In November 2017, Hollow was edged out in his quest for the Cape Coral mayoral seat.

Tomas Rodriguez is a breaking/live news reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. You can reach Tomas at [email protected] or 772-333-5501. Connect with him on Threads @tomasfrobeltran, Instagram @tomasfrobeltran and Facebook @tomasrodrigueznews.

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