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Previewing the Andrews County Sheriff race

Sam Jones, Current Andrews County Sheriff (Source: File Photo/KWES) Sam Jones, Current Andrews County Sheriff (Source: File Photo/KWES)
Rusty Stewart, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Facebook/Rusty Stewart) Rusty Stewart, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Facebook/Rusty Stewart)
Carl Shanks, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Carl Shanks) Carl Shanks, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Carl Shanks)
Mark Greenhaw, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Facebook/Mark Greenhaw) Mark Greenhaw, Andrews County Sheriff Candidate (Source: Facebook/Mark Greenhaw)
ANDREWS COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Andrews County will big farewell to their current Sheriff Sam Jones and voters will choose between three candidates tonight.

Current Andrews County Sheriff Sam Jones previously said that he was stepping down.

One of the three republican candidates will soon be elected to be his successor.

Jones started working in Andrews County in 1982 but didn't take office until 2001.

Now, three candidates are battling it out.

The first candidate, Rusty Stewart, has been a full time peace officer for over 19 years, 14 of those years were in Andrews.

Currently, he's an investigator for the Andrews County Sheriff's Office.

The second candidate, Carl Shanks, has 35 years of law enforcement experience and has served Andrews County since 1986.

Shanks began his career with the sheriff's department in 2012.

He also holds a master peace officer license and other instructor certifications as he has worked in other areas of law enforcement.

The third candidate, Mark Greenhaw, also works for the Andrews County Sheriff's Department.

He has 32 years of law enforcement experience and also spent six years working for the FBI.

Greenhaw emphasized he's had training and been certified to handle methamphetamine labs, firearms and DEA school.

If you haven't voted yet you still have time, voting sites close at 7 p.m.

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