County sheriff’s race draws slew of candidates
The Clay County Sheriff’s race appears to be the one to watch this year. With another week to go until the Feb. 28 filing deadline, it has already attracted seven candidates, five of which are running on the Republican ticket.
Two-term sheriff Vic Davis is not seeking reelection which appears to have opened the gate for his fellow Republicans. Filing for sheriff on the GOP ticket are Bobby Deese, Brandon Coker, Joe Shook, Robert Tison and Sean Crisp.
Anthony “Tony” Ellis is the lone Democrat to file for sheriff. Steve “Possum” Byers is in the process of petitioning to run unaffiliated in the November general election.
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