Brown may enter sheriff election

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 3, 2009

NATCHEZ — By November there could be a new sheriff in town.

On November 3, Adams County will host a special election to fill the interim sheriff’s spot currently filled by Angie Brown.

But on Thursday, Brown said she is thinking of entering the election.

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“Right now I am considering it,” Brown said.

Brown said she should have a decision within the next two weeks.

“There’s a lot to think about,” she said.

And if Brown does decide to run, she won’t likely have much opposition from within the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Adams County Deputy Maj. Charles Harrigill said he and his fellow administrators are considering not running should Brown decide to run.

“We’re waiting to see what she wants to do,” he said. “It all depends on that.”

Adams County Circuit Clerk said no candidates have officially registered to run yet.

To qualify to run for office ,tentative candidates must be registered to vote in Adams County, have no state or federal convictions and file a petition signed by at least 50 people registered to vote in Adams County endorsing their candidacy.

That petition must be filed in the circuit clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Sept. 4.

Brown stepped into the job in March when her husband, and former sheriff, Ronny Brown, died unexpectedly.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors, as part of an unofficial tradition, voted Brown into her husband’s post.