The Committee to Elect Sheriff Charles McDonald announces the Campaign Kick-Off on Thursday, February 6th from 6-8pm at the Mountain Lodge, 42 McMurray Road, Flat Rock, North Carolina.

The event will feature food and refreshments, live music and an opportunity for the Sheriff’s supporters to meet with him personally.

District Attorney Greg Newman will address this gathering and introduce Sheriff McDonald who will announce his candidacy at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

McDonald was appointed sheriff two years ago by the Henderson County commissioners, upon a recommendatin of the county's Republican Executive Committee, to serve out the un-expired term of Rick Davis who retired due to a mental disorder.

Even though official filing for local offices does not start until February 10th, five candidates (including McDonalld) have expressed their intention to run for Henderson County sheriff this year.