McNesby donates campaign surplus

After paying all his campaign bills, out-going Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby donated his remaining $69,539.78 to charity:

Emerald Coast Honor Flight $10,000
The Village at Olive Baptist Church $40,000
Sheriffs Youth Ranch $10,000
Westgate Center $7,000
Council on Aging $2,539.78

Florida law states that a candidate has 90 days after the election (or primary in this case) to dispose of his campaign funds. Excess funds can be returned to contributors, donated to a charity or given to a government or political organization.

The last three checks were written Monday, Nov. 24.