Jefferson Co. Sheriff Chief Deputy considers running for Shelby Co. Sheriff | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- The Chief Deputy for Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says he is considering a run for Shelby County Sheriff.
Randy Christian says he's got a lot of "praying, talking to family members and friends, and mentors" about the position. This comes in light of Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry announcing he will retire at the end of his current term.
Christian says he was surprised to hear Curry's announcement.
"I had been hearing he did plan to run again.
But listen, he's earned that. He's done a great job for Shelby
County and has a lot to be proud of looking back," Christian said.
Christian faced off against Curry in the 2002 Shelby County Sheriff race, but lost. Today, Christian said he has told Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale about his potential plans and that Hale supports whatever he decides to do. He says he's gotten a lot of phone calls already about running and is flattered to know that people feel he's qualified to do the job.
"I've got a great job here. I'm proud of what we're doing in Jefferson County. But, of course, I have an interest in that," he said in speaking of the Shelby County position. "It comes down to public service and right now, what I'm searching for in my heart is where I'm the most needed. Am I most needed in Shelby County or am I most needed in Jefferson County? That's the decision it will come down to and we won't linger too long before making that."
Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- Hoover City Schools consult with DOJ on fee-based bus service
- Hoover City Schools vote to keep buses under a fee-based system
- Jubilee Joe's owner arrested on drug trafficking, money laundering charges
- Sister of woman killed after Iron Bowl party shooting speaks out
- Woman charged with murder in Hoover Iron Bowl party shooting