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Sabine Co sheriff candidates voice why they should be elected

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Sheriff Tom Maddox (KTRE Staff) Sheriff Tom Maddox (KTRE Staff)
Bob Rawls (KTRE Staff) Bob Rawls (KTRE Staff)
SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

As we continue to get closer to primary day in the Lone Star State we take a look at some races happening in Deep East Texas.

There are two candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Sabine County Sheriff’s race.

The incumbent, Tom Maddox, is running for re-election and is seeking his fifth term. His opponent is Bob Rawls.

Both men voiced why they should be elected.

“I have a love for law enforcement, and I love Sabine County,” Rawls said. “With all of my background in law enforcement, over 30 years, I know I can make a difference.”

“I love the county where I live, and I love the people in it,” Maddox said. “I want to make life a little better and a safe place to live.”

Both candidates said they’ll make major improvements in Sabine County.

“It’s been a great honor and privilege to serve as Sheriff of Sabine County for the past 16 years,” Maddox said. “With everyone working together we will continue to make a difference.”

“The drug problem we’ve got here, we’ve got known meth labs scattered from one end of the county to the other,” Rawls said. “I know I can do something about our drug problem here in the County.”

Here is a list of candidates running in Sabine County.

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Sheriff

Bob Rawls

Tom Maddox (I)

No Democratic opponent.

Constable, Pct. 1

Curtis Archie

Chad Murray (I)

No Democratic opponent.

Commissioner, Pct. 1

Gene Graham

T.H. “Tommy” Clark (I)

No Democratic opponent.

Commissioner, Pct. 3

Charles (Butch) Ellison

Gene Butler

Stanley Jacks

Position vacated by Doyle Dickerson. Winner faces Democrat Tommy Harley.

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