Kershaw Co. Sheriff says he will not seek re-election in 2018

Kershaw Co. Sheriff says he will not seek re-election in 2018

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - In a video posted to social media on Wednesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says he will not seek re-election in 2018 and move out of the way for a younger man within the department.

Matthews, 66, reflected on the many accomplishments of the department during his seven years under his leadership during the nearly four-minute video.

He said he has considered running for a third term, but a younger officer expressed interest in running for sheriff, and Matthews says he will support him once his candidacy is announced. Matthews did not name the officer during his announcement.

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