Carter seeks fourth term as sheriff

Timothy C. Carter

Timothy C. Carter

Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter plans to run for a fourth term this November.

Carter announced Monday that he intends to seek the Republican Party nomination to run for the constitutional office. Carter, 52, was first elected sheriff in 2003.

Election Day is Nov. 3.

“I think we’ve accomplished a lot of positive things here in the last several years and I look forward to serving the public again,” Carter said Monday. “It’s my position that I serve the people of this county and I put their concerns first, and I’ve done that the last several years and I will continue to do that if I’m re-elected.”

Carter went on to say that “politics don’t play a role in the decision-making here in this office, in this administration, and we’d continue to run it professionally as we’ve done in the last several years.”

The sheriff said his office also has faced challenges in recent years and needed to be “frugal” in its spending while still providing services in the county.

Carter said he still has some documents to file with the voter registrar’s office in connection with his campaign, but has stayed current with the county agency since the last election.

“I’ve been elected as a Republican and … I don’t have a desire for that to change,” Carter said.

Carter and his wife Karen Rhodes Carter live with their daughter near Maurertown.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or

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