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July 31, 2013

Maddox enters Sheriff race

Although the 2014 primary is 10 months away, one Daviess County man has signaled his intentions to run for Sheriff.

Jerry Maddox has announced he will run in the Republican primary for sheriff next year. Maddox, a former employee of the Sheriff’s department, worked at the jail for 12 years.

Maddox had announced online earlier this summer but yard signs have popped up throughout the city for him in the past week. He said he wanted to get into the race to use the skills he learned while at jail from 1994 to 2006.

During that time, according to a release, he served as a dispatcher, jailer, assistant jail commander and jail commander during his time at the jail. He also has a real estate license and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010.

The release also said he has served on the Community Corrections Board and received several awards and certificates while at the department.

When asked about his decision to run, Maddox said he was troubled about what is being spent at the Sheriff’s department in the light of decreasing county funds.

“The bottom line is a lot of poeple are concerned about the money they are spending,” Maddox said.

Maddox and wife Terri (Spears) have six children and nine grandchildren. They are members of New Hope Christian Church

Current Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit has not announced if he plans to seek another term. According to state law, he is allowed one more term before stepping aside. Harbstreit had served two terms previously before ceding to Steve Cox in 2006. Harbstreit then ran for the office again after Cox decided not to run in 2010.

Maddox is the first to announce a run for local office in what will be a busy ballot for offices in Daviess County in 2014. Up for county office will be: both judges; prosecutor; clerk; auditor; assessor; second district county commissioner; council members in districts 1,2 3 and 4; all township trustees and boards; and races in all three school boards.

State offices will also be up for election in 2014. One local, Eric Bassler, has already announced his intention to run for state senate against incumbent John Waterman in the May Republican primary.

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