Qualifying in race for Monroe Co. Sheriff position begins today
FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Monday marks the first day of qualifying for hopeful candidates in the race to become Monroe County’s next sheriff.
After 35 years as sheriff, John Cary Bittick retired from his position earlier this year. He now serves as a US Marshall while Al Shackleford has taken on the role of Interim Sheriff.
So far candidates who have announced running include Lawson Bittick, Michael Bittick, Brad Freeman, Ronnie Evans, Stacy Penamon, and Troy Copelan.
Qualifying began this morning at 8:00 and will continue through out the week. Candidates have until Friday by noon to be eligible to run.
Residents will go to the polls in November to vote in the special election for sheriff.