The first candidate is already in for what could be a crowded race to replace Sheriff Neil Williamson.
Undersheriff Jack Campbell has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for sheriff in 2014.
Campbell is Williamson’s hand-picked choice to take over, but he will likely have competition.
Longtime deputy Wes Barr is also expected to announce he will enter the Republican primary for sheriff after he retires from the department next month.
County GOP chair Rosemarie Long says both men would make a great sheriff, but for now she’s not taking sides.