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October 22, 2014, 4:36 am
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Sheriff Williamson Will Not Seek Another Term

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson will not seek another term as the county’s top law enforcement official in an announcement Monday morning.


Williamson says he is ready to retire from the position he’s held for nearly 20 years.


He didn’t say whether he would seek another political office after leaving the sheriff’s post. Undersheriff Jack Campbell is set to make an announcement later today.


It’s speculated that Campbell could seek the Sheriff’s office, something Williamson says he would support.


That could set up a primary challenge with another sheriff’s deputy, Wes Barr, who is thought to be a strong candidate.


As for Williamson, he says he will fill out his entire term as sheriff, even the few months after the time he’s eligible to retire.

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