Written by Mazie Aldrich Tuesday, 09 November 2010 14:51
Jackson County will have a new sheriff in January.
Chief Deputy Chuck Phillips was declared the winner of the sheriff’s race in Jackson County on November 2.
Phillips, who has worked with the Sheriff’s office for the past 25 years, defeated his opponent, Republican Billy Wilson, a former State Trooper by a vote of 9,198 to 6,218.
“I want to thank everyone who worked during the campaign, most especially my wife, Kim. She was my encouragement throughout the campaign,” Phillips said. “This has been a life-long dream for me and I appreciated everyone’s support.”
“I was elected to serve and protect and that is what my office will do. It won’t matter which political party you belong to. Everyone will be treated fairly,” he added.
This was Phillips’ second bid for office. He was defeated by current Sheriff Dennis Miller in 2006 but remained employed at the Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to chief deputy in May 2009. Miller did not seek re-election.
Phillips will take office in January.
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