TO SEEK ELECTION IN 2014
Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald announced this week he plans to seek a full term as the county's top law enforcement official in the elections next year.
McDonald was recommended by the local Republican executive committee then appointed by the county commissioners to be sheriff early last year and to serve out the unexpired term of Rick Davis, who retired seeking medical disability for bi-polar disorder.
In making his announcement this week, McDonald, a veteran of over twenty years in law enforcement, said, "If I have proven myself trustworthy and effective as your sheriff, then I would ask for your vote and for your prayers as we continue the business of the office of sheriff of Henderson County."
McDonald also said, "I hope that we have earnestly demonstrated to the citizens of Henderson County that we hold fast to such virtues as integrity, faithful public service, and a heartfelt commitment to the honor of the badgeof the office of sheriff."
McDonald, a resident of Mills River, spent much of his law enforcement career with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, dating back to service under the late Sheriff Albert "Ab" Jackson. And since his selection in early 2012, he has emphasized ethics, professionalism, and public service in the county sheriff's department.
No other candidates for next year's sheriff's election have surfaced yet.