Law enforcement veteran announces candidacy for RCSD sheriff in 2020

Law enforcement veteran announces candidacy for RCSD sheriff in 2020

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A 20-year law enforcement veteran has announced his candidacy for Richland County Sheriff in 2020.

Jason Roberts announced his candidacy on Thursday, touting a long career as a member of the Midlands law enforcement community in a statement released Thursday.

After much thought and consideration, I would like to humbly announce my intent to seek the office of the Richland County Sheriff in 2020. I have served the citizens of Richland County for the past 20 plus years in my capacity as a law enforcement officer. With your help, I would like to continue to serve the citizens of Richland County as your next Sheriff. My God-given purpose in life is to serve and help people that cannot help themselves.

Roberts would run against long-time Sheriff Leon Lott, who has been the sheriff since 1996, according to his RCSD website.

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