Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson has announced he won't be seeking re-election next year and a former sheriff and current deputy have already made known their intentions to run.
Former Sheriff Billy Stokes served one term in office from 2007 through 2011 and those four years were marred by controversy that often left Todd County with all of its deputies laid off. Stokes refused to take a no-interest loan from the state during slow times in the year to keep his office funded until property taxes were collected in the fall.
On his Facebook page, Stokes says he wants a chance to be sheriff under the fee pooling system that doesn't require a loan to keep the office operational. He says he has matured and can look back and be a better and stronger person and sheriff.
Stokes finished fifth in a six-way Democratic Primary in 2010.
Meanwhile, current Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy White will also be on the ballot.
Deputy White has worked under Sheriff Joey Johnson since 2011 and has 18 years of law enforcement experience.
He previously worked for the Guthrie Police Department the Pennyrile Area Narcotics Task Force and worked in Logan County.
Sheriff Johnson is retiring after over three decades of service in law enforcement in multiple capacities.