On Tuesday, Chambers County voters will head to the polls to elect a new sheriff as longtime sheriff Sid Lockhart will retire following 40 years of service.
On the Republican ballot, will be Jeff Nelson, a recently retired Alabama State Trooper who is committed to prioritizing community focus as well as a task-oriented agenda for the citizens of Chambers County.
" I am into the communities. I want to be out, and about, partnering with other law enforcement agencies. Get out, be seen, be known, and be able to relate to the citizens and the constituents. I want to do right by the public, and be here for the public", said Nelson.
Nelson knows firsthand what community is all about and has worked in multiple law enforcement positions for 31 years and is more than qualified. Nelson's goal is to focus on recruitment and training while being transparent with the community.
Something else Nelson is focused on is deputy pay and has been working with the county commission to review the budget for the sheriff’s department. Conversations that are critical to keeping the county safe, are something Nelson is focused on.
Training is another thing that Nelson is committed too.
“If I can get these guys the most training, education, knowledge, skills, that I can get these guys and girls. I can get these guys on the road the serve the citizens of Chambers County,” said Nelson in a recent interview with WTVM Television.
Nelson will be opposed by Democratic Candidate Jeff Blackstone on Tuesday, November 8th. Polls will open at 7 am and close at 7 pm.
Both candidates have run a very clean campaign which is a testament to their character.