Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter intends to run for another term this year.

Carter announced in a news release issued Wednesday that he plans to seek the Republican Party nomination to run for a fifth term in the constitutional office. Voters elected Carter, 56, to his first term in 2003.

The sheriff said in an email that he wants to serve another term “to continue being the best public servant that I can for the people of Shenandoah County.”

“My administration has made significant positive impacts here in the county, I want to continue this public service,” Carter states.

Carter states in the release that the office improved its services under his administration to include technology, school safety, crime scene and investigative abilities, leadership and training, community outreach and specialized units.

The sheriff, along with other county officials, has overseen the planning and design of a new facility to serve as a new home for his office and the emergency communications center under construction in the north end of Woodstock.

Carter has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Master’s in Education from James Madison University. He has worked in law enforcement for 33 years.

Carter is a graduate of the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Administrators, which awarded him graduate college credit from the University of Virginia.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

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