Meggs, Williams differ on focus
Incumbent criticized for choice in prosecutions; Meggs touts office efficiency
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Facing an election challenge, longtime State Attorney Willie Meggs defended his record Thursday against sharp criticism from opponent Pete Williams.
During an endorsement interview for the Second Judicial Circuit race with the Tallahassee Democrat editorial board, Williams, a former statewide prosecutor, went on the offensive, accusing Meggs of making poor prosecution decisions, bullying defense attorneys and being out of touch with his own office.
“The office really needs to be reinvigorated and have a change in philosophy. It’s not about winning; it’s about what is right,” Williams said. “There is a growing perception that it depends on who you are and who you know as to what kind of justice you get.”