Wayne County sheriff seeking re-election

Wayne County sheriff seeking re-election

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Wayne County sheriff announced Wednesday that he will run for re-election.

Sheriff Darryl Woodson is seeking a second term as the county's top lawman.

"Thank you for a great four years and it's really not about me it's about the county, about the people in the county, it's about protecting and serving," said Sheriff Woodson. "I want to continue that job and I ask the people to get out and vote and again that I am very grateful for the first and I'm humbling asking you for four more."

Aside from being Wayne County sheriff, Woodson previously worked for the court system alongside Judge Billy Joe Landrum as a Jones County bailiff. Prior to that, he said he worked with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for 25 years. During that time, he said he was a public affairs officer and an investigator for the Hattiesburg district.

Sheriff Woodson is running as a Democrat. So far the sheriff has one opponent. He said he expects to have more before the qualification deadline since Wayne County has good law enforcement officers who have either retired or moved on from other areas and want to come back as sheriff.

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