COLUMBUS, Ga. – Sheriff John Darr, from the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office has turned in his paperwork to qualify to run in the upcoming election. Only this time he is running as an independent.
Darr posted this on his Facebook page Wednesday:
Darr says he is running as an independent because he believes that the position should be non-partisan. He also says he wishes he had more opponents in the upcoming race because it gives him more of a challenge to reach voters.
“When you start talking about a sheriff, you don’t want someone that’s affiliated with a party. You want someone who’s going to be impartial and go about doing everything right for the people in this community. I represent everybody in this community as the Sheriff,” said Darr.
Darr is competing against Democrat candidate Donna Tompkins and Republican candidate Mark LaJoye. Darr has been sheriff for seven years and in the department for 28 years. He hopes to continue to serve the people of Muscogee County.
The election takes place on November 8th and all candidates who wish to run as an independent have until July 1st to submit their paperwork.