Sheriff Patrick Ray has announced that he will be seeking the nomination to be a candidate for re-election in the 2018 DeKalb County General Election.
In a prepared statement, Sheriff Ray said he is humbled and honored for the support that he has received while serving as Sheriff of DeKalb County.
“During my time as your Sheriff, I have fulfilled my campaign promises, which was to run a professional and accountable Sheriff’s Department, to spend our tax dollars wisely, to work hard on the trafficking of illegal drugs, and to provide responsive and respectful law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of DeKalb County,” he said.
“I’ve worked closely with civic organizations throughout the county and I have tried to make myself available to you at all times. I would like the opportunity to continue to lead our Sheriff’s Department in a forward direction. I have enjoyed serving as your Sheriff and I am very humbled and honored for the support I have received while serving as Sheriff of DeKalb County. While a lot of things have changed over the years in our communities, my commitment for professionalism and accountability has not changed. It is my desire to continue to work for the citizens of DeKalb County,” said Sheriff Ray.
The DeKalb County Republican Party selects its nominees for the general election by caucus. Sheriff Ray will seek the GOP nomination for Sheriff.