Perry Co. Voters Get Ready to Elect a New Sheriff


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Voters in Perry County get ready to elect a new sheriff for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Voters will choose between Marion Police Chief Carlton Hogue -- and Perry County Deputy Billy Jones -- in the runoff election for sheriff.

Both candidates have more than 20 years of law enforcement experience.

Long-time Sheriff James Hood is hanging up his badge and retiring after serving nine terms in office.

"Voters should vote for Carlton Hogue because as my slogan has stated they will have a person of vision a person of integrity, a person that knows how to give structure and I'll be accountable to the people," said Hogue.

"The people should elect me as the next sheriff because I've been listening to their complaints over the years," said Jones. "I am a fair person and I want to treat all, and help all the people of Perry County, right."

The runoff will decide the race for sheriff.

The winner will have no opposition in November.


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