FIVE CANDIDATES IN THE MIX FOR VACANT SEAT …
|| By FITSNEWS || On the last day of filing, a fifth candidate has entered the race for sheriff of Lexington County, S.C.
Ed Felix – a retired 25-year law enforcement veteran – said he will join a field that already includes Justin Britt, Jim Crawford, Jay Koon and Dennis Tyndall.
A native of Puerto Rico, Felix joined the U.S. Navy in 1981 and remained in either military or law enforcement service for the next thirty-three years of his life. Prior to his recent retirement, he spent fourteen years at the state’s criminal justice academy.
“Unlike the entitlement crowd running I am motivated by service to the community, doing what’s right because it’s the right thing to do, and transparency,” Felix told FITS.
All five candidates are vying to fill the office vacated last month by James Metts – who spent forty-two years as sheriff before his career was undone by corruption.
So … who do we like in this race? We’re not sure, actually … the guy we would have picked for the gig (Irmo, S.C. police chief Brian Buck) isn’t running, sadly.
Oh well … we’ll do our best to let you know which of these candidates is (or isn’t) deserving of your support prior to the primary elections for this seat – currently scheduled for March 3.