Retired Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin has joined a crowded field of candidates running for Todd County Sheriff in this year's election.
Marklin filed his papers at the Todd County Clerk's Office Wednesday morning and will face Tim Porter in the Republican Primary.
Marklin says he would try to set up a countywide Crime Stoppers program and local neighborhood watch groups if elected.
Marklin had been considering a run for a few weeks and said encouragement from people in the community helped him make up his mind to file.
Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy White, Logan County Sheriff's Deputy Giles Taylor and former Todd County Sheriff Billy Stokes are running on the Democratic ticket. Incumbent Sheriff Joey Johnson has said he won't seek a second term.