SHERMAN, TX - Grayson County residents will see a familiar name on the ballot in next year's general election.
Today he announced his plans to run for re-election in 2012. If elected, it would be the Sheriff's fifth term of office. Gary has a combined 41 years of criminal justice experience. He served as a U.S. Marshal for more than 20 years and holds a Master's Degree in criminal justice. Gary was first elected Grayson County Sheriff in 1996, and he says the experience he's gained over the last 15 years is extremely valuable.
"I've had four terms on which to learn to be a good Sheriff," Gary said. "We've done a lot of things that I'm very proud of. We've modernized, we've increased the size of our staff, we've added space to lock up prisoners to protect the people."
Health issues had threatened to keep Gary from running next year, but he says those issues have since been resolved.