Darren White announces candidacy

Former Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White, pictured here in 2015, announced that he will run for the office again. He previously held the post from 2009-2016.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Former Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White announced this week that he will run for the post again this November.

“I have a long history of serving the community in both law enforcement and I also worked a number of years at the ambulance district, and it’s just what I’ve always done,” White told The Forum. “I honestly feel that the people who live here deserve something of a little higher standard.”

In a press release announcing his candidacy, White, a Democrat, touted his eight years as sheriff from 2009-2016. In 2017, current Sheriff Randy Strong defeated White with 54 percent of the vote in a contentious election.

White said in a statement that “it is clear that law enforcement has lost its way.”

“I fulfilled the promises that I made when I originally ran for office,” White said, adding that he would emphasize fiscal responsibility. “I ran the office in an efficient and professional manner.”

He also stressed in the release that he would always be available and accessible to the public, and that his office would never be “too busy” and the county would never be “too big” for constituents in need.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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